nav.gif (1245 bytes)mathematics
Ken Ward's Writing Pages
Writing: Using Readability Dale Chall Formula

Main Page: Readability Software
Page Contents


Formula

The Dale-Chall Formula, modified for any number of words in the text, is:daleChallFormula.gif
The formula is applied after eliminating the words that are in a list, called the Dale-Chall list. The words to be eliminated include the words in the list, derived words, first names and numbers. The list used by Readability is the old list.

The program does not identify first or given names, because in a multi-language society, the number of names is somewhat large, and perhaps not easily accessible, and the principle of omitting first names is not clear. For instance, some Hawaiin names are extremely long! In some texts, the number calculated will not, therefore, be in conformity with the Dale Chall formula.









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:
Buy now at Amazon.com
The Last Place in Space