Do they inform or misinform?
This paper discusses recent criticism of readability formulas, in this issue of IDJ and elsewhere; the author points to evidence in their favor and focuses on three aspects of their application: when, how and why. He distinguishes between the valid use of formulas to predict reading difficulty and the invalid use to produce clear writing. Finally he points to recent research which explores new and more subtle variables.
Published online: 01 January 1981
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Howes, Loene M., Roberta Julian, Sally F. Kelty, Nenagh Kemp & K. Paul Kirkbride
Howes, Loene Monique
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