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Flesch, Rudolf 1911-1986

Overview
Works: 80 works in 423 publications in 4 languages and 21,212 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Reference works  Handbooks and manuals  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Style manuals  Juvenile works  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PE1408, 808
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Most widely held works about Rudolf Flesch
 
Most widely held works by Rudolf Flesch
Why Johnny can't read : and what you can do about it by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

34 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 2,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoroughly revised to enompass the latest research and statistics, this critical study addresses the question of literacy among American school children
The art of readable writing by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

47 editions published between 1949 and 1986 in English and German and held by 2,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Johnny still can't read : a new look at the scandal of our schools by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Back Cover: In this incendiary sequel to his earlier best-seller, Why Johnny Can't Read, Rudolf Flesch contends that our most common method of teaching reading is fraudulent and pernicious and has failed miserably. For fifty years the vast majority of American schoolchildren have been taught to read by the look-and-say method rather than by traditional phonics. Because of it, says Dr. Flesch, the majority of today's American adults are handicapped readers. Indeed, the U.S. literacy rate has dropped below that of every European nation. His wide-ranging research shows how educators have conducted a continuing defense of this teaching method despite hundreds of scientific studies proving its ineffectiveness. Bound to stir controversy and discussion, this book is must reading for parents, educators, administrators, and public officials responsible for allocating educational funds
The art of plain talk by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

38 editions published between 1946 and 1985 in English and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of clear thinking by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

32 editions published between 1951 and 1973 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses thinking and problem-solving drawing on psychology, linguistics, anthropolgy, neurology, sociology and other sciences
How to write, speak, and think more effectively by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

38 editions published between 1946 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material from the author's The art of plain talk, The art of readable writing, The art of clear thinking, How to test readability, and A new way to better English
Say what you mean by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ABC of style : a guide to plain English by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetical guide to hundreds of simpler and more effective ways of speaking of writing, avoiding the clumsy, pedantic, or verbose phrase or sentence
The book of unusual quotations by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

18 editions published between 1957 and 1968 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look it up : a deskbook of American spelling and style by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarifies questions of spelling, capitalization, hyphenation, verb forms, and usage for some eighteen thousand alphabetically arranged entries, discussing compounding, italics, expressions to be avoided, common errors, points of style, and controversial usages
How to write plain English : a book for lawyers and consumers by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way to write by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

17 editions published between 1947 and 1955 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to write; While you write
How to make sense by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

4 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new book of unusual quotations by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than 8,000" quotations "under 1,000 easy-to-find subjects."
The book of surprises : an anthology of the unusual by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction and nonfiction which concentrates on fresh and unpredictable material
How to be brief; an index to simple writing by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lite English : popular words that are OK to use no matter what William Safire, John Simon, Edwin Newman and the other purists say! by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new way to better English by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

5 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic guide to better writing by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every phase of writing is addressed in this practical guide. Specific topics include organising information, discovering a personal voice, enhancing readability, and checking grammar and spelling
How to test readability by Rudolf Flesch( Book )

10 editions published between 1951 and 1980 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Why Johnny can't read : and what you can do about it
Alternative Names
Flesch, R. 1911-

Flesch, Rudolf

Flesch, Rudolf 1911-

Flesch, Rudolf 1911-1986

Flesch, Rudolf Franz

Flesch, Rudolf Franz, 1911-

Flesch, Rudolf Franz 1911-1986

Flesch, Rudolph Franz

Flesch, Rudolph Franz 1911-

Flesh, Rudolf 1911-

Rudolf Flesch American author

Rudolf Flesch Amerikaans schrijver (1911-1986)

Rudolf Flesch US-amerikanischer Autor und Experte für Lesbarkeit von Texten

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Languages
English (300)

Chinese (10)

Dutch (5)

German (1)

Covers
The art of readable writingHow to write, speak, and think more effectivelyThe classic guide to better writing