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David Lipscomb

David Lipscomb is the director of the Writing Center and assistant professor at Georgetown University. As a Board member of the Center for Plain Language, David leads the Center’s Report Card program. At Georgetown, David incorporates plain writing principles into his courses and has designed assignments in which students complete plain writing challenges for a number of government agencies. His current research focuses on the ways recent discoveries in the fields of usability and cognitive psychology call into question some traditional pieces of writing advice, such as delaying emphatic points, as in the once-beloved “periodic sentence.”

News and Events

Plain Language Report Card

2020 Federal Report Card Briefing

David Lipscomb will review the results of the 2020 Federal Report Card
Jan 13, 2021
Plain Language

Federal Report Card Update

Learn how the Center for Plain Language is approaching the Federal Report Card and what agencies can do to get top grades.
Jul 15, 2020
Plain Language

Federal Plain Language Report Card Planning

Come and help us plan for this year’s federal report card review.
Jul 10, 2019