Accession Number : AD0786820

Title :   Increasing and Evaluating the Readability of Air Force Written Materials.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES WAYNE PA

Personal Author(s) : Siegel,Arthur I. ; Federman,Philip J. ; Burkett,James R.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The report describes how to apply techniques that have been used in measuring the readability/comprehensibility and reading level of textual materials. Instructions are provided, in a step-by-step fashion, for determining the reading level of written material and for presenting subject matter material through methods other than prose. In addition, procedures for simplifying written material are presented. Experimental procedures, to be used in determining the effectiveness of written material, are described. Finally, multisensory presentation of Air Force training material is examined. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TECHNICAL WRITING, *INTELLIGIBILITY, EDUCATION, READING, PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, MANUALS

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE