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Writing Well

The art of writing well is writing simply. But what does that mean? How do you do it?

The U.S. federal government’s Plain Language initiative has tips, training materials and other information to help you. The organization’s definition of Plain Language begins:

Plain language (also called Plain English) is communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it.

Plain Language is a sensible idea that’s time has come! The U.S. Congress and President found Plain Language so powerful, they’ve mandated its use in federal documents.

The university encourages all faculty and staff to study the UTB Style Guide and Plain Language principles, and apply them to university communications, such as:

The resources below will help you master Plain Language, improve your writing, and communicate with your readers – the ultimate goal!

Quick Reference Tips (plainlanguage.gov)

Training

Resources

 

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