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Learn Plain Writing Today

Course Summary

Techniques and principles of communicating well without ambiguity for business and personal success! Learn plain writing from a veteran writer with over 15 years of hi-tech Fortune 100 experience.


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    Course Syllabus

    1. SECTION 1: Why Plain Writing?
      • Why Plain Writing?
    2. SECTION 2: It's the Law in the U.S.!
      • It's the Law in the U.S.!
      • It's the Law in the U.S.!
    3. SECTION 3: Principles of Plain Writing 1-4
      • Principles of Plain Writing 1-4
      • Sentence Length
      • Active vs. Passive Voice
    4. SECTION 4: Principles of Plain Writing 5-8
      • Principles of Plain Writing 5-8
      • Using Slashes
      • A Plain Writing Technique
    5. SECTION 5: Avoid Assumptions
      • Avoid Assumptions
      • Assuming Things
      • Short and Long of it...
    6. SECTION 6: Use Tables
      • Use Tables
      • Tables
    7. SECTION 7: Eliminate Double Negatives
      • Eliminate Double Negatives
      • Double Negatives
    8. SECTION 8: Use Gender-Free Language
      • Use Gender-Free Language
      • Gender-Free Language
    9. SECTION 9: Eliminate "To Be"
      • Eliminate "To Be"
      • To Be or Not To Be...
    10. SECTION 10: Eliminate Ornaments
      • Eliminate Ornaments
      • Eliminating Useless Phrases
      • Cultural Ornaments
    11. SECTION 11: Eliminate Technical Terms
      • Eliminate Technical Terms
      • Technical Terms
    12. SECTION 12: Eliminate "Unless"
      • Eliminate "Unless"
      • Eliminate "Unless"
    13. SECTION 13: Split Long Sentences
      • Split Long Sentences
      • Split Sentences
    14. SECTION 14: Avoid Redundant Pairs
      • Avoid Redundant Pairs
      • Redundant Pairs
    15. SECTION 15: Avoid Words with Opposite Meanings
      • Avoid Words with Opposite Meanings
      • Words with Opposite Meanings
    16. SECTION 16: Eliminate Noun Trains
      • Eliminate Noun Trains
      • Noun Trains
    17. SECTION 17: Avoid "IN Phrases"
      • Avoid "IN Phrases"
      • IN phrases are out!
    18. SECTION 18: Eliminate Abstract Nouns
      • Eliminate Abstract Nouns
      • Abstract Nouns
    19. SECTION 19: Eliminate Abstract Verbs
      • Eliminate Abstract Verbs
      • Abstract Verbs
    20. SECTION 20: Avoid Allusions
      • Avoid Allusions
      • Eliminate allusions
    21. SECTION 21: Use Active Voice Correctly
      • Use Active Voice Correctly
    22. SECTION 22: Eliminate Phrasal Verbs
      • Eliminate Phrasal Verbs
      • Phrasal Verbs
    23. SECTION 23: BEFORE - AFTER Comparisons
      • Before - After Example 1
      • Before - After Example 2
      • Before - After Example 3
    24. SECTION 24: THANK YOU!
      • THANK YOU!

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    Recommended Background

    Basic working knowledge of English. What is the target audience? All speakers and writers of English. All students of English. ESL students. All U.S. Federal Government workers.

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    Course Format

    Over 26 VIDEO lectures and 2 hours of content! By the end of this course, you'll be able to edit complicated sentences, simplify and re-write them in plain English.

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    Suggested Reading

    None. Everything the students needfs is included in this self-contained and complete online course.


Course Fee:
USD 99

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

1 - 3 hours / week

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