Top 5 Writing Tips for Instructional Designers

Updated on 
August 5, 2022
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Good writing is an essential skill for instructional designers. It is also one of the lowest-budget and most impactful ways to improve your eLearning experiences.

In this video, we’ll go over my five writing tips for instructional designers. I gathered these tips both from my own experience creating content as an instructional designer and from common mistakes I have seen in the field.  

The tips are:

  1. Use a Conversational Tone: People learn better from a less formal writing style.
  2. Use the Active Voice: This will make your writing clear and concise.
  3. Show, Don’t Tell: Use imagery to help the reader “see” what you are describing.
  4. Use Commas Correctly: Commas add clarity to your sentences.
  5. Use Simple Language: Keeping your vocabulary and grammar simple helps your message stand out.

I also added quizzes so that you can test yourself as we move through the video. :)

As always thank you for your support!

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