Written communication

Making Media Connections: Writing a Press Release (2009)

In this brief document, the authors explain how to write a press release that will catch the attention of an editor. They begin by pointing out that while an organization’s work may be very important, a press release must focus on something that will be of interest to the general public now.

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2011-05-17

On the Job: The Essential Skill of Writing (2006)

Writing, Reading Text and Document Use are Essential Skills that are intertwined and very hard to teach in isolation. Teach them all together. Learners will need to use them all together in the workplace. Writing includes writing texts, writing in documents (completing forms) and non-paper-based writing (on a computer). Complexity levels for writing are based on the length and purpose, style and structure, and content of the writing.

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2009-07-15

On the Job: Document Use (2006)

Document Use is one of the most important skills in the workplace but one of the most overlooked skills when it comes to preparing people for work. Documents are everywhere – they convey safety information and important warnings to staff, record daily routines, list items, track expenses, and on and on.

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2009-06-30

Clear Language (2009)

Plain Language

More people will understand and be able to utilize your information if it is written in clear language. When a document is unclear, people lose interest, get frustrated and give up. Worse, if a reader misunderstands a document the result can sometimes be a costly or tragic error.

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2009-01-12

Successful Communication: Tool Kit (2003)

Literacy and You

Communications Canada has designed this practical tool kit, entitled Successful Communication: Literacy and You, to assist Government of Canada communicators and managers to better communicate to Canadians information about the policies, programs and services that have been designed for them.

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2008-09-08

CLAD Thesaurus (1998)

The acronym CLAD stands for Clear Language and Design. This clear-language thesaurus suggests simpler, plainer alternatives for a variety of relatively complex yet common English words. The more complex words are listed alphabetically on one side of a page and the plain-language suggestions are listed opposite them.

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2008-08-06

Writing Matters (2006)

Getting your message across

This is a handbook about plain language and how to communicate clearly in writing. In the introductory chapter, the author defines what is meant by "plain language" and discusses the importance of using plain language. Chapter 2 begins with facts about literacy in Canada and includes a short history of the plain language movement. Chapter 3 talks about jargon and how not to write, while Chapter 4 goes over some basic grammar.

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2008-07-29

Portfolio Assessment Initiative (2001)

This portfolio assessment initiative has several lists of goals for students and teachers. It includes:
- personal goals
- reading progress checklist
- listening and speaking progress checklist
- writing progress checklist and,
- mathematics progress checklist

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2006-08-10

Consultations on the Government of Canada's Proposal to Establish a Canadian Learning Institute (2003)

This report outlines the views expressed over the course of consultations done in early 2003. The consultations were regarding the broad parameters of a proposed Canadian Learning Institute, including knowledge and information needs, mandate and organizational structure.

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2006-08-10

Beyond words (2005)

The health-literacy connection

Have you ever left your doctor's office confused by the advice you were just given? At some time or other, most of us have felt limited in our knowledge and understanding of information related to our health.

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