Plain Language and Communicating Policy

Read the definition of plain language and about the history of the plain language movement within the U.S. government.

Plain Language Action and Information Network. (2012). What is plain language? Retrieved from

After your reading, consider this quote from William Butler Yeats:

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.

What are some of the challenges policy makers might have when communicating about policy in the language of the people? How might you address those challenges?