Saskatchewan Literacy Network (SLN)

Plain Language: A guide to clear, effective communication (2010)

Participant workbook

The authors of this workbook begin by explaining what plain language is, why it is important, and who benefits from its use. They discuss the ways that plain language can address workplace concerns like safety and communication between coworkers.

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2011-05-10

Aboriginal Literacy Fact Sheet (N.D.)

The authors of this fact sheet note that according to the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), 63 per cent of urban Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan scored below Level 3, compared to 39 per cent of the non-Aboriginal population. Level 3 is considered the minimum needed to function effectively in modern society.

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2011-05-10

Plain Language Tipsheet (2010)

In this document, which complements “Plain Language: A guide to clear, effective communication,” the authors define plain language and explain why it is both effective and efficient.

They also use the acronym POWER to summarize their guidelines for using plain language: Pinpoint your purpose and audience; Outline your document; Write or rewrite; Enhance with design; Read, test and revise.

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2011-05-06

2008 Literacy Cafés (2008)

Volume 1: Southern Saskatchewan

This is a report on the some of the key items discussed during three Literacy Cafés held by the Saskatchewan Literacy Network in early 2008 in in Regina, Swift Current and Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The purpose of these Cafés was to provide a networking opportunity for literacy stakeholders and to ask for information that would guide the Literacy Network including its conversations and communications with decision makers.

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2008-07-16

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