Plain Talk Standards

Below are Ecology's Plain Talk Standards established in August 2005 through Executive Policy 20-02 .  Also included is more guidance gathered from other resources.

  1. Write to your target audience.

  2. State your purpose.

  3. Think about the words you use.

  4. Write clear sentences and short paragraphs.

  5. Organize the information for your reader.

  6. Design a document that's easy to read

  7. Test your documents.