The 2/20 Rule for Writing Readable Materials


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*This is an Education domain course. 

Absolutely everything can be explained at the 6th grade reading level. If you doubt that, this session is for you. The simple formula is 2 syllables and 20 words per sentence. We will show how this works, how to check your work, and how to work with the legal department!

  • Objective 1: Write at the 6th grade reading level
  • Objective 2: Speak so LEP members can understand you
  • Objective 3: Correct overly-complicated texts

Carol Simila, M.Ed.

Client Communications Coordinator - Oregon Health Authority

Responsible for reviewing CCOs' member communications since 2007, enforcing standards of readability, accuracy and user-friendliness. Parent of an adult with disabilities and longtime disability advocate.Will be retiring July 1, 2020.

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Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin. Absolutely everything can be explained at the 6th grade reading level. If you doubt that, this session is for you. The simple formula is 2 syllables and 20 words per sentence. We will show how this works, how to check your work, and how to work with the legal department! Objective 1: Write at the 6th grade reading level. Objective 2: Speak so LEP members can understand you. Objective 3: Correct overly-complicated text.
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