NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Effective communication causes another person to understand your meanings, ideas,
attitudes, or feelings. Effective Army writing communicates a clear message in a
single, rapid reading.
Your writing goal should allow you readers to understand what they are reading and
why it is important within the first 30 seconds. Keep your reader's attention by
getting your ideas across quickly. Don't waste their time with vague and ambiguous
The Army writing style focuses on the reader. You should use a reader-oriented, or
user-friendly, writing style.
Writing experts use these words to characterize effective writing:
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