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

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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.

The authors provide a set of plain language guidelines summarized in the acronym POWER: Pinpoint your purpose and audience; Outline your document; Write or rewrite; Enhance with design; Read, test and revise.

They also discuss the pros and cons of using readability formulas; explain how to field test a document; and provide a list of other plain language resources.

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2011-05-10
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Saskatchewan Literacy Network (SLN). Plain Language: A guide to clear, effective communication 2010. Web. 2 Mar. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/sln/pl_guide/pl_guide.pdf>
Saskatchewan Literacy Network (SLN) (2010). Plain Language: A guide to clear, effective communication. Retrieved March 2, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/sln/pl_guide/pl_guide.pdf
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