Accession Number : AD0782842

Title :   Effective Technical Communications, Copy Preparation and Reproduction - Motivation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Davis,Richard M.

Report Date : 31 JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : The effects of three variables in the copy preparation and reproduction of a written technical message upon the effectiveness of the message were tested on six audiences in a 2x2x2 factorial experiment. The message was a 2342 word passage describing a simple mechanical device. Variables tested were margins (straight or ragged), corrections (clean or sloppy), and reproduction (clean or dirty). Effectiveness of the message was measured by a comprehension test, reading time, judgments of the author's knowledge of his subject, and judgments of the author's competence as a writer. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Reading, *Perception(Psychology), Skills, Intelligibility, Education, Students

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE