Administrative Policy Writing
is a piece of pollution-control
equipment used in various industries.
It removes fine particles called particulate matter from an emission
source (a smoke stack). Particulate matter is a form of air pollution.
Who is the likely audience for a
pollution control equipment?
Notice the document use of terms like “particulate matter,” “coal-fired
utility boilers,” and “electrostatic precipitator” without any
If the audience is already familiar with these terms, is the previous
page written in plain language for that audience?
Would an ordinary member of the public consider this document to
be written in plain language?