Writing in plain English


Plains zebra by Martin Diepeveen, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

This article from the Plain English Campaign has lots of useful examples and explanations about how to make your writing easy and quick to read. It covers

  • keeping your sentences short
  • using the active voice
  • talking to your reader
  • avoiding nominalisations
  • cutting out useless words

Plain English Campaign (2001) How to write reports in plain English

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