Why readability formulas fail

@article{Bruce1981WhyRF,
  title={Why readability formulas fail},
  author={B. Bruce and A. Rubin and K. Starr},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication},
  year={1981},
  volume={PC-24},
  pages={50-52}
}
  • B. Bruce, A. Rubin, K. Starr
  • Published 1981
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
  • Being able to measure the readability of a text with a simple formula is an attractive prospect, and many groups have been using readability formulas in a variety of situations where estimates of text complexity are thought to be necessary. The most obvious and explicit use of readability formulas is by educational publishers designing basal and remedial reading texts; some states, in fact, will consider using a basal series only if it fits certain readability formula criteria. Increasingly… CONTINUE READING
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