Write For Your Reader The Northwest Territories Literacy Council
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A Plain Language Handbook


Step 3:
Write or Edit Your Document
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Use this checklist of plain language guidelines as you write or edit your document.

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Use simple, short, clear words.
   
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Write short sentences with just one idea in each sentence.
   
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Use a positive tone.
   
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Use an active writing style.
   
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Write short paragraphs.
   
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Use point form or lists where appropriate.


   
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