Authors: William DuBay
Collection: Learning Materials
The author uses the term “smart language” to describe language that fits the reading skills of the reader.
The author offers an introduction to adult literacy surveys, research on readability, and readability formulas. He outlines the shift from classic readability studies like text levelling and vocabulary-frequency lists towards new readability measures like the cloze test and reading efficiency.
The author goes on to describe how readability formulas can be applied to the task of creating and transforming text so it can be read and understood by its target audience.