9780811727792

Guide to Effective Military Writing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780811727792

  • ISBN10:

    0811727793

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-05-01
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
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Summary

With the advent of the Internet, service members are writing more than ever. But are they writing effectively and persuasively? Many are not. This revised, updated edition provides the basics of correct and effective military communication, with emphasis on substance, organisation of content, and style, along with editing techniques and military and civilian formats.

Author Biography

William A. McIntosh is a retired colonel who taught English at two universities. He currently resides in Bedford, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Part I: Guidelines for Military Writing
1(124)
Writing in the Military
3(12)
A Standard for Military Writing
15(2)
When to Write
17(10)
Substance
27(6)
Organization
33(18)
Style
51(20)
Correctness
71(12)
Military Formats
83(10)
Briefings and Oral Presentation
93(4)
General Formats
97(10)
Argument
107(8)
Editing Techniques
115(10)
Part II: A Checklist of Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics
125(98)
Index 223

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