Course: Writing plain English, part 2


Plain English is crystal clear to the intended reader. But to write clearly, you need detailed guidelines. This practical training course shows how to pick the best words and write sentences that are easy to understand. You also get tips on avoiding grammar mistakes.

Clarity is the goal. If your message isn't clear, you have wasted everyone's time. You can't thrive in the workplace without this knowledge.

Course contents

  1. Choose clear, simple words that are familiar to your intended audience, and avoid using gobbledegook.
  2. Use you, a very special word: it gets your readers involved and makes your writing clearer.
  3. Delight your readers with short, straightforward sentences and lists, and avoid convoluted prose.
  4. Use punchy, positive verbs that bring your message alive.
  5. Change your own bad grammar habits.

How this course works

Audience: Anyone who needs help with words and sentence structure.

Prerequisite: English language user. A computer and internet access. 

Qualification: Short course: PDF Certificate when you pass the test. CPD credit: one hour.

Time and place: Distance learning. Start any time. Study online: your place, your pace.

Duration: About 1 hour's study. You can access this e-learning course for 60 days from the time you first log in.

Related courses: Writing plain English, part 1; The Certificate in Business Writing and the Diploma in Web Content also include this e-learning course.

Contented has a 100% money back guarantee for CPD Certificate in Business Writing

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