Five second tests are a quick and easy way to check the quality of your content pages.
I use this technique informally all the time when I write content. It's a great way to hone your writing.
Well worth giving this a try.
Five second tests article from www.uie.com
I've since discovered and blogged a podcast on 5 second tests, also by Jared Spool:
5 second test podcast - content usability