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serbizadmin [Interpreting mLaP Results]
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serbizadmin [Which Readability Test?]
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 =====Readability ===== =====Readability =====
-To add contextual data that may be used to further interpret the submitted document for [[mlap-service|mLaP]] scanning, **readability scores** are appended. These scores are based on the average length of sentences and words in the document. With a score of 60 on **Flesch reading-ease**,​ for instance, a document will be easy to read for most people with at least an 8th-grade education (or about a 13-year-old in the U.S. grade levels). The higher the score on Flesch reading-ease,​ the more readable the document is. +To add contextual data that may be used to further interpret the submitted document for [[mlap-service|mLaP]] scanning, **readability scores** are appended. These scores are based on the average length of sentences and words in the document. With a score of 60 on **Flesch reading-ease**,​ for instance, a document will be easy to read for most people with at least an 8th-grade education (or about a 13-year-old in the U.S. grade levels). The //higher// the score on Flesch reading-ease,​ the //more readable// the document is. 
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 [{{ ::​readability-score.png?​nolink&​600 |Readability Scores via mLaP Stand-Alone}}] [{{ ::​readability-score.png?​nolink&​600 |Readability Scores via mLaP Stand-Alone}}]
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-So, the relevant question in relation to plagiarism might be, is this particular document submission consistent with the readability of the submitter'​s previous submissions?​ Is the piece'​s readability related to the readability of its sources (Roig 2001; Sun 2012; Torres & Roig 2005)? ​In one study, for example, “incidences of potential plagiarism such as exact copying and near copying appeared to be higher for the low-readability text (33%) than the high-readability text (11.2%)” (Sun 2012: 302). Did the document submitters simply use paraphrasing tools (like [[https://​paraphrasing-tool.com/​|this]] and [[https://​www.prepostseo.com/​paraphrasing-tool|that]]) mechanically without making the texts truly "their own"?+So, the relevant question in relation to plagiarism might be, is this particular document submission consistent with the readability of the submitter'​s previous submissions?​ Is the piece'​s readability related to the readability of its sources (Roig 2001; Sun 2012; Torres & Roig 2005)? ​One study, for example, ​found that “incidences of potential plagiarism such as exact copying and near copying appeared to be higher for the low-readability text (33%) than the high-readability text (11.2%)” (Sun 2012: 302). Did the document submitters simply use paraphrasing tools (like [[https://​paraphrasing-tool.com/​|this]] and [[https://​www.prepostseo.com/​paraphrasing-tool|that]]) mechanically without making the texts truly "their own"?
  
 ==== Which Readability Test? ==== ==== Which Readability Test? ====
-Flesch tests are multi-disciplinary and a good starting point. Technical writers may refer to Automated Readability Index. For business, you may also check out Gunning Fog Index. Medical and healthcare fields gravitate towards Coleman Liau Index and SMOG Index. ​+Flesch tests are multi-disciplinary and a good starting point. That's first on display on the Readability Dashboard. Technical writers may refer to Automated Readability Index. For business, you may also check out Gunning Fog Index. Medical and healthcare fields gravitate towards Coleman Liau Index and SMOG Index. ​
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-To choose from are over 200 readability formulas, the details of which are beyond the scope of this page. Pick the ones you're comfortable with or you know best. [[https://​moodlearning.com|moodLearning]] is here to help.+You may choose from over 200 readability formulas, the details of which are beyond the scope of this page. **mLaP** uses only a few. Pick the ones you're comfortable with or you know best. [[https://​moodlearning.com|moodLearning]] is here to help.
  
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