NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Lesson 4 Summary, Continued
Organize paragraphs by:
Limiting each paragraph to a single topic.
Opening with a statement that tells what the paragraph is about.
Using transitional words and phrases.
Concluding with a sentence that mirrors key information presented in the
Arrange paragraphs into the three elements of a paper:
Closing or action portion.
The expository writing style:
Explains something or informs the reader about the topic.
Is the most commonly used form of business, educational, and military writing.
Uses patterns of exposition to emphasize the writing.
Tools of the trade give the writer excellent reference materials. They include:
The Government Printing Office Style Manual.
Standard dictionaries and English grammar textbooks.
Roget's Thesaurus of Words and Phrases.