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Top ten ways to improve comprehension

One in five Americans reads at the 5th grade level or below. They can’t read the front page of a newspaper. The average American reads at the 8th or 9th grade level, but most materials are written above the 10th grade level. Do your customers or employees who speak English as a second language truly understand your message?

There are basic literacy principles that help your audience grasp important concepts more easily. It’s not about “dumbing it down.” It’s about “clearing it up.”

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