Plain language principles and document design
Analyze the workplace documents below based on principles of plain language. Write a memo addressed to me identify problems with each document and suggesting improvements or revisions. Use the language of Plain Language in your memo.
- Document 1: Posted to alert people about access to Girard Street
- Document 2: Posted at a grocery store in the meat section
These are both real documents that have problems on the word level, on the sentence level, and on the design and document levels. Most of the problems should be intuitive to you, but they were not intuitive to the people who wrote them and they may not have been recognized by the intended readers.