Writing in Plain Language

PT20444
Summary
Plain language techniques make your written communications clear — and they help the audience easily understand your intended message. The Government of Canada’s communications policy states, “An institution’s duty to inform the public includes the obligation to communicate effectively....To ensure clarity and consistency of information, plain language and proper grammar must be used in all communication with the public.” This workshop will provide you with skills needed to communicate clearly, concisely, coherently, and correctly. You will learn how to gear each piece of communication to its intended audience, always keeping the needs of the audience in mind.
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites required before taking this course.
Duration
1 Day/Lecture & Lab
Audience
This course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their written communication skills and gain confidence when writing documents for a variety of audiences.
Topics
Planning to Communicate
  • Writing Effectively
  • Designing Sentences and Paragraphs
  • Choosing the Right Words
  • Presenting Your Work

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