Accession Number : AD0785140

Title :   Readability of Textual Materials - A Survey of the Literature,

Corporate Author : APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES INC WAYNE PA SCIENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Williams,Allan R. , Jr. ; Siegel,Arthur I. ; Burkett,James R.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The literature relating to methods of measuring the readability/comprehensibility of textual materials is reviewed and analyzed. Various formulas for calculating readability are presented and placed in historical perspective. The general status of research into the development of readability indices is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, *READING, *TECHNICAL WRITING, TRAINING, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, LITERATURE SURVEYS

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE