Does your writing style meet the comprehension of the fourth grade student or someone with a post-grad degree? Apart from your spelling and grammar, Word can determine the complexity of your writing style. For instance, Word uses the Flesh Reading Ease test to calculate your score on a 100-point scale. The higher the percentage on the scale, the easier it’s to understand. The Flesh-Kincaid Grade Level indicates which US grade level your text is written for.

To activate this feature:

  1. Go to File > Options
  2. Select Proofing
  3. Under When correcting spelling and grammar in Word, check the box Show Readability Statistics

After enabling this feature, open a file that you want to check and go to Review > Spelling and Grammar. When Word finishes checking grammar and spelling, click Document Stats under Insights to see your scores. 

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