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Explain complex subjects with common words

Bookmarked The Up-Goer Five Text Editor (splasho.com)

CAN YOU EXPLAIN A HARD IDEA USING ONLY THE TEN HUNDRED MOST USED WORDS? IT’S NOT VERY EASY. TYPE IN THE BOX TO TRY IT OUT.

Somehow missed this in 2013! That’s ok, I’m one of today’s lucky ten thousand 😉

It’s fun how much the science community appears to have embraced this challenge — the #upgoer5 hashtag shows that multiple conferences have added sessions devoted to this form of science comms.

See also: Clear writing and plain language

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at tracy.durnell@gmail.com. She/her.

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