Which academic subject(s) do the following questions engage? How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading is the only germane book that I found. For the same subject:

  1. What do authors (not) do that makes some books easier to read?

  2. How and why do readers discern or judge some books easier to read?

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    The formatting of this question is headache-inducing. – aparente001 Apr 2 '17 at 1:03
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    @aparente001 yes, the formatting is why I discerned or judged this hard to read... but my edit was reversed. – henning -- reinstate Monica Apr 2 '17 at 8:06
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    I vote to close as unclear because I don't know what you are after. To me, reading is part of cognitive science. I check Cognitive sciences SE, they do have 44 question tagged by "reading" and you are a participant there. So, you don't need us to tell you that. Then what are you asking? – scaaahu Apr 2 '17 at 14:39
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    @Canada-Area51Proposal it's weird that they are on the same line. More redundancy means more clarity here. – henning -- reinstate Monica Apr 2 '17 at 14:54
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    How is the question unclear? – user114084 Sep 16 '19 at 11:13

A variety of cognitive science and experimental psychology topics touch on reading. A lot of the papers I have read use an eye tracker and or involve a sequence of reading tasks with fill-in-the-blank questions.

A few topics that you can search for to get you started: reading comprehension, sentence comprehension, garden path sentences, and psycholinguistics of reading.

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