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Interpreting the AutoCrit Results


POV Consistency

In fiction, consistency in point of view is critical, from making making sure you’re using the right pronouns to helping the reader smoothly follow from one character’s perspective to another. This report helps you check your pronouns for consistency, avoid unnecessary slips into second person point of view, and spot unnecessary or jarring point of

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Tense Consistency

Consistency in tense is critical to making your prose flow smoothly. In fiction, writers generally maintain one tense for the main storyline throughout the story or novel. Changes in verb tense can help the reader understand when something is happening at a different time than the main timeline—that they happened in the past, for instance,

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Chapter Variation

Information shown in the analysis side-bar The number of words in each chapter is shown along with a graphical representation of its length. This allows you to quickly identify patterns in your writing. You must have the setting for analyze by chapters set to 'yes' for this report to properly run. Why should you care

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Complex Words

The categorization of words as either common or complex is an essential element in many readability calculations. A higher percentage of known or common words will result in text that is more readily comprehensible by a wider audience. This report characterizes whether a word is complex or common based on the number of syllables in

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Dale Chall Readability

The Dale Chall readability formula is a readability test that provides a numeric gauge of the comprehension difficulty that readers come upon when reading a text. The mathematical formula uses the parameters of average sentence length and percentage of difficult words as inputs. A word is considered difficult if it does not appear in a

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Paragraph Variation

Information shown in the analysis side-bar The number of words in each paragraph is shown along with a graphical representation of its length. This allows you to quickly find longer paragraphs, look for slow paced areas, and identify patterns in your writing. Why should you care about paragraph length? Paragraphs consist of one or more

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Readability Statistics

Readability tests are a measure of the ease of comprehension of a written text. The results are obtained solely through the analysis of word and sentence characteristics of the subject text and do not have the benefit of an actual statistical survey of human readers. Typical characteristics used in the analysis include number of words,

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