A Show Don’t Tell Lesson on Plain Language
To create enthusiasm about plain language on day one, appeal to your law students’ competitive spirit. This article describes an in-class contest that encourages students to translate legalese into English. The article also describes a “show, don’t tell” approach to teaching plain language. The teaching method shows students how to revise their own epic sentences into plain language.
Jill Barton, A Show Don’t Tell Lesson on Plain Language, 70 Clarity 41 (2013).