Course Content:

Day 1
• Introduction to the course
• Is the information as clear as possible?
• Is the style appropriate for the audience?
• Shortening sentences
• Suggestions for clear writing
• Being active about passives
• Righting some writing wrongs
• Revealing hidden verbs
• Using lists
• Setting out and organising good documents and letters
• Planning and drafting a complete letter
• Close

Day 2
• Recap on Day 1, look ahead to Day 2
• Some myths destroyed

Our trainer will also cover some of the following topics:
• Organising and planning reports
• Outlining a short report
• Drafting a short report; discussion
• Punctuation
• Proofreading
• Plain English and emails
• Passive percentage and average sentence length
• Towards clearer legal English
• Summary and close

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Who Should Apply?

Administrative staff, managers, specialists and spiritual leaders who write extensively for their work and want to make their English crystal clear.

Venue & Dates

William Booth College
26-27 September 2018
3-4 April 2019

Learning Outcomes:

  • recognise some of the traps a writer can fall into
  • understand the features of a plain English style
  • understand the importance of plain English when communicating with stakeholders
  • use a style and tone appropriate for the intended audience


Plain English Facilitators

Learning Hours:


Places Available:

Sept 2018: 19
April 2019: 20