Readability is generally defined by English-speaking literacy scholars as the level of knowledge and skill required to make full sense of a given printed text. This view of readability is most evident in formulas such as the Flesch Ease of Reading that was developed in 1948 based on the assumption that the fewer words in a sentence and the more familiar these words are in a given text, the less difficult it is for readers to comprehend this text. Word familiarity is an indirect yet stable indicator of students’ ability to comprehend a word, which in turn has an effect on a reader’s comprehension of a given text. Furthermore, the more simple and brief the sentence structures within a text, the greater the ease for ...
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