1.) The Standards' model shows that each part of text complexity (quantitative, qualitative, reader and task) is represented equally. Why do you think the model places an equal emphasis on each part?
2.) After considering the four qualitative factors (levels of meaning/purpose, structure, language, conventionality and clarity, and knowledge demands), discuss the reasoning behind the following explanation: "These factors are presented as continua of difficulty rather than as a succession of discrete "stages" in text complexity."