Course Outline

Curious Public’s Clear Writing Workshop

A hands-on course that helps you turn complex writing into clear writing that educates, engages and activates audiences.

Part One: Preparing for clarity

  • Defining clear writing/unclear Writing
  • Understanding your Audience
  • Clarifying your purpose/organizing your Approach

Part Two: Writing for Clarity

  • Grammar: knowing why something is wrong
  • Ways to spot unclear writing
  • Quick fixes to common problems

Part Three: Editing for Clarity

  • Creating good habits – how to approach writing
  • Passing along clear writing guides and resources
  • Story basics – inverted pyramid writing, choosing relevant detail
  • Activity: editing a document  (submitted for feedback after the course)