Writing in Plain English

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Writing in Plain English


Program Description

Plain English is writing that is clear and straightforward, targeted at the appropriate reading level, and free of jargon, wordiness, and clichés. It is also the standard for all business and government communication in the US. In this course, writing instructor Judy Steiner-Williams explains the characteristics of plain English and the importance of learning to write clearly, and introduces some online tools you can use to analyze your own writing. She outlines 11 rules to make your writing clear and plain, provides exercises to refine your skills, and offers suggestions for revising your work to ensure it is easily understood.

If you can write in plain English, you can save time, save money, and save face in communications. Start watching to learn how to make your writing more “plain”: stronger, clearer, and more concise.

Topics include:

1. Understanding plain English
2. Catching mistakes by reading aloud
3. Simplifying sentences
4. Using strong verbs and meaningful words
5. Avoiding corporate jargon
6. Finding the right voice and tone
7. Editing flow and content
8. Writing in a conversational style

Course Duration

1 Hour and 51 Minutes



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  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 50 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Self
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