Maximizing Comprehension of Health Messages for Different Literacy Levels
A. Divide 100 by the number of sentences.
B. Add that number to the total number of words with more than three syllables.
C. After you have completed A and B, add each of the sample sections together to get a sum.
D. Divide the sum by three (because there are three sections) and obtain a product.
E. Multiply that number by .4 to get the literacy level. That number represents the grade level. The desired grade level will depend on your target audience—be sure not to offend their intelligence if the level is too low.