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Writing: Using Readability SMOG Index

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The SMOG formula is:
The SMOG formula, like the FOG Index, concentrates on the number of hard words in the text. Hard words are ones longer than 2 syllables (3 or more syllables long).

The SMOG Index, unlike many others, using the square root of the number of polysyllables per sentence.

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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