University of Houston-Downtown Is Hosting a FREE Forum on Plain English

Date: November 9, 2012

Price: Free

Location: A-300, Academic Building, University of Houston-Downtown

Lunch: Free lunch with registration

Parking: Free parking with registration

Registration deadline: November 1, 2012.Seating is limited.

Please register by sending an email to Dr. Natalia Matveeva (matveevan@uhd.edu).

Sessions:

8:30-9:00am

Registration and Coffee Introductions

Dr. Michelle Moosally and Dr. Natalia Matveeva

9:00-9:30am

Presentation on the Plain Writing Act

· What is Plain Writing?

· What is the Plain Writing Act?

· What are Plain Language Guidelines?

9:30-10:15am

The Murawski Group’s Plain Writing That Works (Dr. Jane Twomey)

· Choose the Right Medium for Your Message

· Analyze Your Audience & Define Your Purpose

10:15-10:30am

Break

10:30-12:30pm

The Murawski Group’s Plain Writing That Works (Dr. Jane Twomey)

· The Importance of Overall Organization

· The Power of Organized Paragraphs

· The Benefits of Headings & Lists

12:30-1:15pm

Lunch (on-site)

1:15-2:15pm

The Murawski Group’s Plain Writing That Works (Dr. Jane Twomey)

· Achieving Flow in Your Writing

· Using Active Voice and Strong Verbs

· Writing the Spoken Word

· Writing Concisely and Precisely

2:15-3:00pm

Q&A and Closing remarks and evaluations

Dr. Michelle Moosally and Dr. Natalia Matveeva