Document Author

Topic

Results 1 - 10 of 22 for Plain Language

Search results

Research: Principles of Readability (DuBay 2004)

This research gives a brief introduction to the literacy studies in the U.S. and the research on readability and the readability formulas. It is available at  http://www.impact-information.com/impactinfo/readability02.pdf     Plain Language United States ...

SRLN Brief: Plain Language Examples from the Community (SRLN 2015)

This page contains sample Plain Language materials which are available for download.  Sample Plain Language Materials: Plain Language Help for Victims of DV Flye (Transcend) Plain Language Help for Victims of DV Cartoo (Transcend) Plain Language Holiday S ...

Report: A Comparative Readability Study of Plain Language Court Forms (Mindlin 2012)

This article presents the results from the first quantitative readability study of plain language court forms in the United States. Sixty citizens on a jury panel were selected to respond to brief questionnaires that tested relative comprehension of plain ...

SRLN Brief: Plain Language Audit Tools for Your Documents (SRLN 2015)

SRLN Brief: Plain Language Audit Tools for Your Documents (SRLN 2015)

Here are various resources to help test your documents: This article from the  NWT Literacy Council  in Canada tackles what is a plain language audit, who should do a plain language audit, why should you do a plain language audit, and how do you do a plai ...

Report: The Gains from Clarity: A Research Report on the Effects of Plain-Language Documents (Mills & Duckworth 1996)

In this 1996 out of Australia, Gordon Mills and Mark Duckworth of Centre for Microeconomic Policy Analysis and Centre for Plain Legal Language at Sydney University found that the 1994 forms revisions in the Family Court of Australia resulted in 15% improv ...

Curriculum: SRLN Court Solutions Conference Leadership Package (SRLN 2008)

Curriculum: SRLN Court Solutions Conference Leadership Package (SRLN 2008)

The Self-Represented Litigation Leadership Package was prepared by the Self-Represented Litigation Network and launched at the Court Solutions Conference on September 8-10, 2008, in Baltimore, Maryland. The core of the Package is fifteen modules, each of ...

SRLN Brief: Plain Language Resources for 100% Access (SRLN 2015)

SRLN Brief: Plain Language Resources for 100% Access (SRLN 2015)

What is plain language? As described by the federal government on plainlanguage.gov, plain language is communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. Plain language is recognized as an essential best practice in all access ...

Book: Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please The Case for Plain Language in Business, Government, and Law (Kimble 2012)

Book: Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please The Case for Plain Language in Business, Government, and Law (Kimble 2012)

This book collects the empirical evidence supporting the value of plain language in business, government, and law. Professor Kimble summarizes 50 studies (no less) that show using plain language can save organizations and agencies a significant amount of ...

Handbook: Write For Your Reader (NWT Literacy Council 2015)

This is an easy-to-use 'how to' manual for people who write or edit reports, memos, minutes, brochures, or other documents.   Recommended Citation: NWT Literacy Council, A Plain Language Handbook: Write for your Reader, Department of Education, ...

Resource: Scribes Journal of Legal Writing (American Society of Legal Writers)

The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing is a a scholarly journal which publishes articles about legal writing. It has published articles by many of the best-known figures in legal writing — including Garner, Kimble, Charles Alan Wright, Richard Posner, Lawre ...