Plain Language Training


Plain Language skills can help you get your message across quickly and clearly. These skills are useful to UW employees in a wide range of positions that involve communicating with others. Training is available at no cost, and all UW–Madison faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Participants can take an introductory class on Plain Language as a stand-alone training, or attend three sequential workshops to gain a deeper understanding of core plain language strategies. Those who complete all three workshops can earn a Plain Language certificate.

  • Introduction to Plain Language
  • Write with Plain Language
  • Design for Plain Language

Instructors will focus on word choice, grammar, organization of content, and format to improve the readability of documents.


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