SMOG Assessment

SMOG Assessment

SMOG Assessment

Spring2017
SMOG Assessment
15points possible

Background
When distributing written information to the public, it is critical to ensure that the information can be
sufficiently understood by as many people as possible. Assessing your written information in terms of
reading level can be an important tool to make sure that your message is received by people of varying
educational levels. A SMOG (Simple Measure of Gobbledygook) assessment is just one way to
accomplish this.
Requirements
Students will determine the reading level of a pamphlet or articleof their choosing. A one to two page
assessment using the SMOG formula must be submitted.
Formatting, etc.
o Title page: Assignment must include a properly formatted title page with your name, date,
course title and instructor
o Font, Spacing, etc.: Papers must adhere to the following specifications:
a) Times New Roman font
b) 12-point
c) Double-spaced (not “multiple”)
d) 1” margins on all four sides
o Length: SMOG assessment must be one to two pages in length (not including title page)
o Submission: The correct document must be typed and properlysubmitted as an attachment to
the correct assignment folder in Blackboard by the deadline listed above.

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