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Writing: Using Readability FORCAST Index

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Formula

The FORCAST formula is:
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The FORCAST formula was developed to accurately determine how readable army training manuals were. It was intended to be used by relatively unskilled personnel, who had only to add up the number of monosyllabic words in a sample.

The formula does not deal with sentence length, so can be used on text without sentences, such as forms.








Ken Ward's Writing Pages

The Last Place in Space
- by Ken Ward

When pilot Philip Turner is accidentally transported by an anomaly and marooned on an unknown planet, he discovers the planet is threatened by a group of ruthless aliens similarly marooned. With the help of a group of young women with superpowers, and a powerful being called a god, he reluctantly uses his advanced knowledge and technology to help the planet's inhabitants, but will he succeed when outnumbered by aliens, opposed by greedy and squabbling kings, and limited by his gentle nature and moral beliefs? Paperback and Kindle:
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The Last Place in Space