Our Plain English Writing Skills course is designed for those working with contracts in the fields of law, business, government, medicine, finance, and academics.
This course will give professionals the ability to simplify contracts, reports, legal documents, research explanations, and other writing that is often fogged by unnecessarily complex and stilted phrasing and jargon so thick the reader isn't able to get to the meaning.
Your program contains assignments, practice activities, and written competency exams. Similar to how college classes work, you do your assigned work on your own, then submit it to your instructor, who grades, comments upon, and returns the assignment to you. The instructor will coach you in this way until you master the skills. FYI, your instructor is also available via email or phone.
- Plain English-what it is and what it isn't
- Know your audience
- Know the information you need to communicate
- Write concisely-avoid unnecessary detail and explanations
- Avoid conventions that confuse-acronyms, abbreviations, jargon, and defined terms
- Use simple, plain English words
- Write plain, simple sentences
How To Access Your Course:
This course has eight lessons and requires approximately 16 hours of study. You may complete lessons at your own pace, as long as you finish them within four months. Instructions for accessing your course materials, plus your Instructor's contact information, will be emailed to you within two business days of registration.