NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
At the beginning of this lesson you learned that the basic purpose of writing is to
communicate something about a topic to a particular audience. The relationship of
the writer to the subject and the audience leads to the use of one of the four writing
styles shown in the following table.
If you want to...
Then use the...
relate a sequence of events,
convey the attributes of a subject,
persuade the reader to appreciate argumentative style.
or accept a position,
inform or explain,
This section contains the following topics:
In this section
The Craft of Writing
Writing to Inform
A Practical Approach to Writing
Tools of the Trade
Lesson 4, Section III, Practice Exercise
Lesson 4, Section III, Practice Exercise Answer Key and Feedback