Date Developed: 1/2/2016. Source: GovLoop. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Introductory. Length: 45 minutes.
Government gobbledygook! That’s what most citizens say when they see government policies and legislation. Speaking of legislation, the Plain Language Act actually mandates that government agencies write more clearly. So how do you do that well? The course comprises an overview and 8 lessons.
• Provide an update on plain language principles and the law that is compelling agencies to write more clearly.
• Offer some specific techniques you can apply to improve your language.
• Share a few resources and action items you can take to write better right away.