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October 1, 2014 Readability—continued 1960’s Plain language sets big Readability metrics— how do you measure literacy? (Usually through vocabulary,  however, this system is terrible and it doesn’t work) Grade system is based on public education Other metrics Sentence length Word length # of syllables Technical jargon Indeterminate clauses Syntax Gray & Leary’s Readability William’s 3-step process to achieve readability 1. Express crucial actions as verbs 2. Locate the participants of those actions in the subject of the verbs 3. Arrange information so that older, more familiar precedes/leads newer, less  familiar information. So stuff that you know well goes first and is followed by the unfamiliar, for example, Dan threw the basketball. Lutz on Doublespeak Doublespeak is language deliberately constructed to disguise or distorts its actual 

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