5 edition of Plain language and the document revolution found in the catalog.
|Statement||Carol M. Baldwin.|
|LC Classifications||PE1421 .B27 1998|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ii, 172 p. :|
|Number of Pages||172|
|LC Control Number||2002527424|
Plain language: what is it? 1 Why is plain language so important? 4 What workplace issues does plain language address? 5 Who benefits from plain language? 7 Five misconceptions about plain language 8 Plain language guidelines P. inoint purpose and audience O. utline your document W. rite or rewrite E. nhance with design R. Plain Language Summary Tool. A plain language summary describes findings from a systematic review in everyday language that is understandable to a non-research audience. Both the Cochrane and Campbell Collaborations emphasize the need for systematic reviews to be usable by members of the public.
PLAIN LANGUAGE. 1. Usage without social pretensions, overly complex structures, and such actual or supposed frills as poetic flourishes, foreignisms, and technical jargon. 2. Plain English: Drafting Documents in Plain Language (title of book published by the US Practising Law Institute, ). 3. The usage of the Protestant denomination known as the Quakers or Society of Friends (founded in. A communication is in plain language if its wording, structure, and design are so clear that the intended audience can easily find what they need, understand what they find, and use that information. Source: International Plain Language Federation When drafting a plain language text, there are 5 general areas to consider: Audience and purpose Structure.
PLAIN LANGUAGE subject is too complex to benefit from Plain English Anyway, for a better look at the myths, you should see a devastating article by Robert Benson9' and the re-port on Plain English by the Law Re-form Commission of Victoria, Austra-lia Whatever the excesses of some proponents, I believe they have the bet-. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Drafting documents in plain language, New York, N.Y. ( Seventh Ave., New York ): Practising Law Institute.
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Writing and Testing Plain Language 2 Organize Your Document A well-organized document increases the chance that readers will understand the content. At the macro level, develop a full outline that maps out a logical plan for the content. The main topics in the. Advocating for the passage of the Plain Writing Act of (targeted at agencies that provide a benefit or service to citizens, such as SSA, IRS, Medicare, VA) Co-sponsoring and organizing two international conferences in Washington, DC.
Keeping the value of plain language front-and-center in conversations about communication. The increasing popularity of plain language, the concept of writing clear, simple prose, is making it easier for people to understand legal documents and government forms.
It’s also recommended for any print or online publications intended to provide information or explain a process — and writers should consider its utility for any content.
WHAT IS PLAIN LANGUAGE. Plain language (also known as plain English) is a way of writing or presenting information so that readers can understand it quickly and easily.
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Egged on by the consumer movement, the states also responded. New York enacted America's first general plain language law inand several statesFile Size: 54KB. Plain Language (Updated for ) The Plain Writing Act of requires federal agencies to write "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use." The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is committed to writing new documents in plain language by Octoberusing the Federal Plain Language Guidelines and following the Office of Management and Budget's final guidance.
Download the PDF Use this checklist to see if your document meets plain language standards. [table striped="true" responsive="true"] Is the tone appropriate for the audience.
Did you Yes No Write for the reader (average reader or subject matter expert). Are ideas organized logically. Did you Yes No Start with the main point. Organize to serve the reader’s needs.
Use headings and. Plain English Handbook book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A handbook of rules for English usage and grammar/5. The Plain Writing Act, which requires government agencies to use plain writing in all documents, was passed in —but the push to make writing clearer had been ongoing for decades.
In this three-part blog series, Plain Language Past and Present, we highlight some of the interesting early efforts and events from the U.S. government website. "A Plain Language Handbook for Legal Writers" provides a practical, workshop-in-a-book approach to the techniques of clear writing.
Designed for all legal professionals and law students, this book provides definitions of plain language by thoroughly reviewing the available literature.COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.While creating a plain language summary from a technical abstract may seem link a daunting task, it can help to expand the reach of your science by putting it in the hands of new audiences in language that they understand.
Currently, all AGU journals provide the option for authors to submit a plain language summary with all manuscript submissions.