This is a writing assignment that requires you to explain ” writing to the correct audience” and how you apply it to your daily life.
More detailed instructions are below:
You may or may not work in government or be working with a government partner for your project, nonetheless, using the federal guidelines for plain language can help you create better communication in any setting. The U.S. Government has provided resources online that address how to do the following:
write for your audience
organize the information
choose your words carefully
keep it conversational
design for reading
follow web standards
test your assumptions
The plainlanguage.gov website also has examples and other resources to help you.
Learning Strategy: This discussion is set up to provide you with a learning experience that uses a constructivist learning strategy. This is based on a theory that adults learn well when they can incorporate their own experiences and interpretations with sources of knowledge (textbook concepts and the experiences of others) into NEW knowledge. New meanings are constructed through social interactions! It is not a passive way to learn, but rather a very active, intentional approach to building new understandings.
To get the most out of this discussion, it is important that you actively engage by doing the following:
Part A (Week Four): Describe the concepts within the required resources that are meaningful to you. This is more than just retelling what is in the chapter; it is explaining why that information is important to you and what it means to you personally or professionally.
Part B (Week Five): Seek out others’ perspectives on the meaning of concepts in the required resources. Consider the diversity in experiences and interpretations. This requires dialogue – asking and answering questions that bring out new ideas and applications.
Part B (Week Five): Construct new knowledge. You will know you have succeeded in constructive learning if you end up with more or clearer knowledge and understanding after the discussion than what you had when you started.
Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
Be sure you are using the Tools for Writing that are available to all IWU students.
Take time to explore the many resources on the Plain Language website.
Carefully read the article, Write Better Executive Summaries.
Review how to Avoid these 13 Common Writing Mistakes.
In the 4.1 discussion section, make an initial post describing a key concept from the resources and how it is meaningful to you.
This is the website that can be referenced: