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Count the f

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S. Henneborn (heneborn)
Tue, 06 Jul 1999 22:33:00 -0600

About the Count the "f" Test. Back in my past I was
in grad school studying Ed Psych.
Similar "tests" were studied. They measure one thing.
Speed reading skills. The faster the reader the
fewer fs seen. Fast readers do not read of, and, the, etc.
Slow readers do. I hope no student will be caught or
"fooled" with this test. Usually the faster a person reads
the higher the retention rate. There is significant
exception to this. Very many extremely bright people
are slow readers but score very high on the retention tests.
Some very fast readers score low on retention. There is a
high correlation between speed and retention.
The profs. used to caution us about making a leap from one
correlation to another.