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Table 1 Interpretation of Flesch reading ease scores [8]

From: Understanding Plain English summaries. A comparison of two approaches to improve the quality of Plain English summaries in research reports

FRE Score Ease of reading Examples of text location
<30 Very difficult Scientific Journal
30–50 Difficult Academically orientated magazine
50–60 Fairly difficult Broadsheet paper/introductory textbooks
60–70 Standard Tabloid magazine/ beauty magazine
70–80 Fairly easy Science fiction