Plain language, clear and simple : trainer's guide.: MP95-2/1-1994E-PDF

"This guide provides a “framework” for people who lead training programs in a plain language approach to communication. Because it is impossible to teach a course the way another trainer would, you may wish to use this guide as a starting point for developing your own style and format. The guide is based on a two-day course. While shorter courses can build awareness of the need for plain language, a longer course is needed to develop the technical skills necessary to apply the plain language approach in daily writing. A sample agenda for a two-day course is presented on page x. ... The guide is divided into nine modules. The first eight modules have been designed to take participants through the entire plain language process in steps so they can learn the techniques of a plain language approach to communication. The final module then gives participants a chance to work with all of the techniques at the same time"--About this guide, p. v.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Multiculturalism and Citizenship.
Canada. National Literacy Secretariat.
Information Management & Economics Inc.
Title Plain language, clear and simple : trainer's guide.
Variant title Trainer's guide - plain language, clear and simple
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) "This document has been prepared for the National Literacy Secretariat by IME - Information Management & Economics, Inc."--t.p. verso.
Historical publication digitized from print 2014.
Also issued in French under title: Pour un style clair et simple : guide du formateur.
Includes bibliographical references.
Module 1. Introducing plain language -- Module 2. The starting point: your reader and your purpose -- Module 3. Organizing your ideas -- Module 4. Using appropriate words -- Module 5. Writing clear and effective sentences -- Module 6. Writing clear and effective paragraphs -- Module 7. Presenting your message effectively -- Module 8. Testing and revising the document for usability and readability -- Module 9. Putting it all together: working with plain language -- Plain language checklist -- Material for transparencies -- Handouts -- References.
Publishing information Ottawa : National Literacy Secretariat, c1994.
Description xi, 103, [50] p. : ill.
Catalogue number
  • MP95-2/1-1994E-PDF
Subject terms Writing
Plain language
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