ERIC Number: EJ1093991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
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Assessing the Readability of Geoscience Textbooks, Laboratory Manuals, and Supplemental Materials
Hippensteel, Scott P.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v44 n6 Jul 2015
Reading materials used in undergraduate science classes have not received the same attention in the literature as those used in secondary schools. Additionally, reports critical of college textbooks and their prose are common. To assess both problems and determine the readability of assignments and texts used by geoscience faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a readability study was conducted on the most commonly used textbooks, laboratory manuals, and supplemental materials (magazine/journal articles).
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Content, Readability, Laboratory Manuals, Supplementary Reading Materials, Instructional Material Evaluation, Geology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina