When readers must pause to understand a difficult or ambiguous word in your text, they are more likely to skip the sentence or quit reading. It's fine to use long words sparingly, but packing too many long words in a sentence creates confusion and chaos for the average reader. Although long words on their own are easy to grasp, you should favor simpler, everyday words to improve your document's clarity and readability.Introducing his first infographic, Scott told his readers:
Feel free to save this image and post it anywhere you'd like. To save it to your computer, Right-Click on the image and save it. Then upload it anywhere: your website, blog, Pinterest account, etc.In his Part 2 posting, Scott also links to another article of his that clearly describes 24 principles and uses of plain language: Plain English Writing Rules.