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Of Wikipedia, Of Wikipedia, Rudolf Flesch (May 8, 1911 - October 5, 1986) was an writer, legibility specialist and writing advisor who was an early and energetic supporter of simple English in the United States. Developed the Flesch Reading Ease Test and co-designed the Flesch-Kincaid-Readability test.
After that he relocated to the United States and completed a postgraduate programme at Columbia University, where he attained his Ph. Flesh was borne in Vienna. Most of Flesch's time with his family was spent in Dobbs Ferry, New York, a small town in the south of Westchester District.
It was a focussed criticism of the then trend towards learning to read by seeing, often referred to as the "look-say" technique. According to Flesch, the mistake of this concept was that the students had to learn the words by heart. Flesh pleaded for a comeback to Phonik, the doctrine of literacy by sounding out words.
He prospered as a writing instructor, advisor and writer. Describing Readability (1951), Writing Better (1951), The Art of Talking Plains (1946), The Art of Writing Readability (1949), The ABC of Style: Guide to plain German (1964) and Rudolf Flesch on business communications: Like to Say What You Mean in plain German (1972).
In The Art of Clear Thinking (1951), Flesch consolidated research and recent insights from the areas of Psychology and Pedagogy and suggested how his writers could use this information in their everyday lives. I have tried here to gather some known facts about the understanding of man and put them into clear text."
Flesch argued in Lite English (1983) for the use of many common and non-verbal words. In 1979, Flesch publishes a novel which he had written as communications and writing advisor to the Federal Communications Commission: This is how to spell normal English: It was and is a "how to" for writing policies and guidelines that must be widely known.