NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Putting Your Thoughts on Paper
You are full of thoughts that you want to put down on paper. The following table
will guide you as you begin writing.
Review your outline.
Set down your thoughts about your first main topic.
Continue to write, develop the subtopics, and move on to other main
ideas as you complete each topic.
Although they are important, don't worry too much about grammar,
spelling, or punctuation on the first draft. You can make corrections
As you write, keep in mind the following principles of effective writing.
Keep your work free from factual errors.
Present accurate, unbiased, and undistorted facts.
Keep your writing brief and to the point; stick to
Attach explanatory facts and figures as annexes.
Keep the length of the paper to the absolute
minimum, but don't sacrifice clarity for brevity.
Keep your writing
Select words and phrases that express your exact
Use the active voice in short, simple sentences.
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