Recently, I joined a team of writers who write for students. We're an essay mill. Mind you, I've been doing this since 2005, and I've learned to "dumb down" my writing for the incompetent bunch of students who ask for my services regularly. I've encountered a problem since I joined this team, however: the boss thinks my writing style is way too complicated for what the group aims to produce. I found this hard to believe, considering I've practiced keeping things simple tirelessly.
- How do I make sure that what I've written is simple enough to suit the likes of a 'poor' student?
- Does sentence length play a huge role in keeping readability levels high, or is vocabulary a the ultimate factor contributing to those levels? My boss seems to have a problem with my vocabulary, but I'm using--what I assume is--a really common set of vocabulary -- at least, for the college/late high school levels.