RESOURCES: Plain language

RESOURCES: Plain language

Using plain language means writing in a way that your intended audiences can immediately find, understand, and use your messages and information. It’s not about “dumbing down” your message but making sure that you are communicating effectively with your target readers.

Plain language is relevant, even (especially?) for academic and professional writing. There are great resources out there to help you write in plain language. Here are some to get you started — and the rest is practice 🙂

☘ Guidelines

☘ Plain language in academia

☘ Other useful sites

☘ Training

I haven’t found any inexpensive and easily accessible online training on plain language writing (yet), but here are a few resources to get you started.

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