ERIC Number: EJ428966
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Human Interest in Basic Writing Textbooks.
O'Hear, Michael; Ramsey, Richard N.
Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, v7 n1 p25-34 Fall 1990
Offers a critique of existing methods of assessing the human interest of basic writing textbooks, contending that most are abstract and subjective and that the more objective Flesch formula inflates texts' human-interest level. Advocates modifying existing formulas and guidelines. Suggests criteria (e.g., appropriateness of readability level) for assessing interest. (DMM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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