Wednesday, July 19, 2006

And another quick note about passion...

Who of you love reading insurance contracts, medical aid packs and legal contracts? I'm guessing no-one.

I've been checking some assessments and to be quite straightforward, even I don't know what you're trying to say (and I teach this stuff), so how will the pastors and ministry reps understand?

Please define the passion in plain English, not fancy, churchy language.

Dion Francois, the plain language expert at Discovery, defines plain English as:

  1. not using big words
  2. writing in a fairly informal tone, just like we speak
  3. describing simply
  4. not unnecessarily complicating things

Ask yourself if a 12 year-old child would understand.

If yes, then you've got it right!

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Madelaine said...

and so is this one