PhD+ Research Communication Level 1, Session 3: Writing in Plain Language

In Person (register for location)

In this session, we will learn and practice basic principles of writing in plain language. 

"Plain language" is a way of communicating information simply and efficiently to your audiences. By using plain language, you relieve your reader (or listener) of the extra effort required to interpret jargon or process long sentences.  

As a scholar, when would you use plain language? Clear communication is key to successful grant proposals, executive summaries, cover letters, policy memos, and other writing formats. Most of the principles will even make your academic writing stronger.  


RCS Level 1 is a 4-week training workshop that covers audience analysis, message design, writing in plain language, and storytelling. The workshop will meet in person on Wednesdays, Jan. 25 – Feb. 15 from 3 – 5 pm. 

  1. Audience Awareness (January 25)
  2. Purpose and Medium (February 1)
  3. Writing in Plain Language (February 8)
  4. Storytelling (February 15)

To receive the PhD+ credential for this series, you must attend 3 out of 4 sessions.  

Register here by January 17 

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