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ERIC Number: ED169915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 125
Abstractor: N/A
Designing Instructional Text.
Hartley, James
General guidelines for the writers of instructional materials are provided, with emphasis on clarity in the presentation of textual information and related graphic aids. Some basic points about typographic planning are presented for typographers and printers, as well as writers, and it is suggested that some typographic practices may actually hinder rather than help users of the text. Examples of instructional text in their original state and then in revised versions illustrate the points made. More general issues discussed include the functions of illustrations, tabular materials and the like, and various alternatives to conventional prose for instructional text are proposed. More specialized issues, i.e., lecture handouts, bibliographies, indexes, and reference materials, are also discussed, as well as the problems of evaluating instructional text. A brief annotated bibliography is provided. (Author/JVP)
Nichols Publishing Company, Post Office Box 96, New York, New York 10024 ($17.95)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A