Chose Your Words Wisely

UM-Flint web writers should always
  • use the most common term
  • avoid slang, colloquialisms, and local expressions (international students may not understand what it means to be “raining cats and dogs,” etc.)
  • minimize (or entirely avoid) the use of acronyms; never assume readers know you by your initials
  • simplify the complex

Additional information and insights avaible via the U.S. Government’s Plain Language Guidelines (“It’s the Law”).