Friday, October 15, 2004

An Update on Presidential Debates and Vocabulary

A few days ago, I posted on the Princeton Review's grading of Presidential debates based on the vocabulary level that one would need to understand them. An article in this morning's edition of The Dartmouth points me to the Princeton Review's grading of the first Presidential debate in 2004. Read some commentary about it here. The results? More of the same: Bush around a 6th grade level and Kerry around a 7th grade level.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I find it ironic that the article you pointed to includes the following sentence:

"U.S. Sen. John Kerry, known for his meandering sentences, faired (sic) a bit better than the commander-in-chief coming in at the 7th grade level, the analysis found."

Points off for spelling and punctuation errors, and for poor structure structure.

-richard schwartz