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It would appear as though I can consistently write at the reading level of a college graduate. Although at the end of the previous sentence, the predicted reading level was listed as 9-10th grade. And now 11-12th. Perhaps I shall attempt to increase the reading level by introducing more sophisticated terminology. Not yet effective. One wonders how accurate such a prediction is; off of what data points it is based. An interesting note: the several samples of text I tested to get an estimation on the reading level thereof which resulted in a prediction of "college level" were all fictional reports. And the last sentence made it college level. But that one brought it back down. Up to this point at least, I have kept the reading level at a consistent 11-12th grade estimation. I am now contemplating about what I may write to optimize the opportunity for advanced vocabulary and sentence structure. Well, with this sample being an exception, given the samples I have tested, it would seem that I am naturally inclined to generate sentences of at least 20 words, including more than 100 characters. This would suggest I use few simple, short words, or at least compensate with many instances of notably longer words. But alas, this sample falls shorter not only on average sentence word and character count, but also predicted reading level, as it retains its previously stated status. Ah! The irony. The sentence remarking on the consistent reading level was the straw that broke the camel's back. And for further irony we are now brought back to the reading level with which I seem to be generally quite consistent. And a quarter-thousand words in so many minutes. If only I could generate text at such a rate when writing of things in which I have little interest, or of which I have notably limited knowledge. But the night grows late, and so this exercise must come to an end, at a predicted reading level of 11-12th grade, with 346 words and 2013 characters, all according to WordCounter.net.