TITLE

A Note on "Simplification of Flesch Reading Ease Formula."

AUTHOR(S)
Klare, George R.
PUB. DATE
February 1952
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Psychology;Feb52, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author comments on a study which proposed a simplification of the Flesch reading ease formula. The proposal calls for the Flesch's average sentence length factor to remain unchanged, but the number of one-syllable words is substituted for Flesch's factor of number of syllables per 100 words. The author raised questions about the advantages claimed for counting one-syllable words over counting all the syllables in words.
ACCESSION #
24682845

 

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