Exercise eleven: evaluating sample text

Here is some sample text for review:

Effective June 1, 2017, in response to client feedback, hiring managers are no longer required to submit competition documentation to the BC Public Service Agency to confirm a hire.

Eliminating the requirement to submit competition documentation to complete a hire does not remove the requirement for hiring managers to retain competition documentation. Hiring managers are still responsible for documenting and retaining all competition files, as they currently do, for a minimum of two years.


  1. Copy the text into Microsoft Word.
  2. Use the spell checker to obtain a Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level for the page. Aim for a grade 6-8 reading level.
  3. Use what you have learned in this course and the Plain Language Checklist (PDF, 42.5KB) to edit the text. Simplify, clarify, and improve the content.
  4. Use Hemingway App to review the page content for additional tips.

When you're done, continue to Exercise Eleven Takeaways