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Evaluating text quality

Karen A. Schriver

Evaluating text quality

the continuum from text-focused to reader-focused methods

by Karen A. Schriver

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Published by Center for the Study of Writing in Berkeley, CA, Pittsburgh, PA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Textbooks -- Evaluation,
  • Textbooks -- Readability,
  • Evaluation -- Methodology

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKaren A. Schriver.
    SeriesTechnical report -- no. 41., Technical report (Center for the Study of Writing at Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon) -- no. 41.
    ContributionsUniversity of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Writing.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination36 p. ;
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14556497M
    OCLC/WorldCa26293084


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