SMOG Grading - A New Readability Formula.

@inproceedings{Mclaughlin1969SMOGG,
  title={SMOG Grading - A New Readability Formula.},
  author={G. Harry Mclaughlin},
  year={1969}
}
in a recent issue of this journal, Fry (4) described "a readability formula that saves time." The panel immediately below gives a method of assessing readability which is even quicker and so simple that one statistician who glanced at an earlier version of this paper thought that it was a "put on," a fake. Although this system, SMOG Grading, is laughably simple, it is in fact more valid than previous readability formulas. The rest of this paper is devoted to substantiating that claim. 

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