ERIC Number: ED097640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing and Evaluating the Readability of Air Force Written Materials.
Siegel, Arthur I.; And Others
This report describes how to apply techniques that have been used in measuring the readability/comprehensibility and reading level of textural materials. A review of available readability/comprehensibility measurement techniques and of previous experimental studies into methods for developing such techniques is presented. As a result of this review, techniques for reading level determination and methods for increasing the readability/comprehensibility of textual materials are discussed. 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 and for determining the effectiveness of written material are described. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lowry AFB, CO. Technical Training Div.