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Readability formulas: Useful or useless?

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Glenda M. McClure ; Glenda McClure & Associates, Winter Park, FL, USA

In an interview with Dr. J. Peter Kincaid, the value of readability formulas and computer editing systems to the engineer who writes on the job is explored. Dr. Kincaid developed the Kincaid Readability Formula, the standard used in judging the reading levels of Department of Defense manuals. The presentation is in a question and answer format.

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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication  (Volume:PC-30 ,  Issue: 1 )