ERIC Number: ED335478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Clear Lines: How To Compose and Design Clear Language Documents for the Workplace.
Nore, Gordon W. E.
Based on a series of clear lines workshops, this guide about clear language in the workplace was written for people concerned about literacy and clear communication at work. The materials and activities help not only people with reading problems to design documents, memos, letters, and bulletins, but help, also, people who read well. The guide's four main sections deal with the following topics: (1) literacy in Canada and the importance of clear language; (2) the basic principles of clear writing; (3) clear design; and (4) the clear writer goes to work. Each section contains a statement of purpose, a list of subtopics, writing samples before and after clear writing, and a review of the section. The following resources are included: (1) samples of unclear writing; (2) a list of simplified words and phrases; (3) further reading on literacy and clear language; (4) other sources of information on clear language; (5) other clear lines resources; and (6) readability estimates of sample documents. Five references are included. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adults, Curriculum Guides, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Reading Difficulties, Reading Skills, Workplace Literacy, Writing Exercises, Writing Improvement, Writing Skills
Frontier College, 35 Jakes Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Frontier Coll., Toronto (Ontario).