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Writing (your work statement or an email) good to know
Two resources I use a lot.  The PWS Writing Guidelines and the plain language dot gov site.  They mostly compliment one another although the plain language guide will tell you to use Must for required actions and the PWS Writing Guidelines will say to use Shall.  Check out the Plain Language web site.  NOTE:  you may have to click on the announcement title to access the link. Look for helpful links there to "Use [of] simple words and phrases."  You'll find:

Don’t say         Say
a and/or b a or b or both
accompany go with
accomplish carry out, do
accorded  given
accordingly so
accrue add, gain
accurate         correct, exact, right

And that's only partially through the As on the list.  My favorite is utilize.  Why not just use?  There are more guides to download or browse there and the Law and regulations are there too.  Look for the No-Gobbledygook awards (a bit of history trivia perhaps).

PWS Writing Guidelines may be found with a search here on DAU's web site, or click through the link above.  Do you have a favorite writing tip?  


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ADAM STROUP
Two resources I use a lot.  The PWS Writing Guidelines and the plain language dot gov site.  They mostly compliment one another although the plain language guide will tell you to use Must for required actions and the PWS Writing Guidelines will say to use Shall.  Check out the Plain Language web site.  NOTE:  you may have to click on the announcement title to access the link. Look for helpful links there to "Use [of] simple words and phrases."  You'll find:

Don’t say         Say
a and/or b a or b or both
accompany go with
accomplish carry out, do
accorded  given
accordingly so
accrue add, gain
accurate         correct, exact, right

And that's only partially through the As on the list.  My favorite is utilize.  Why not just use?  There are more guides to download or browse there and the Law and regulations are there too.  Look for the No-Gobbledygook awards (a bit of history trivia perhaps).

PWS Writing Guidelines may be found with a search here on DAU's web site, or click through the link above.  Do you have a favorite writing tip?  


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