Posted on May 17, 2019
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As an NCO I'm almost embarrassed to admit that my writing skills are compared to those of a middle school student. It's difficult for me to communicate in writing, for example writing counselings, awards, memos, NCOER bullets. I feel as if I have to use a lot of brain power to articulate a coherent idea. My grammar is terrible, I've struggle with this so much. Any advise??
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SGT Joseph Gunderson
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You've already had a few propose formal writing courses. A good composition course at a community college would go far to improve your abilities as long as you are serious. I would also advise you to read. You would be surprised how much reading actually affects one's ability to write. By reading more you will pick up on style, grammar, and vocabulary that you can use to improve your own writing.
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CPT Jack Durish
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You communicated pretty well here. Now, if you want to get better, read. Read everything. Read the cereal box as you eat breakfast. Read billboards as you drive. Read books. Read. Read. Read. Then write. Write. Write. Write. It's like any other skill. Practice makes better (never perfect)
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PFC Nicholas Efstathiou
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Excellent point.
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MSG Danny Mathers
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English 101 at your local college will bring up to high speed.
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SFC Marc W.
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I support this route, it will give you a lot of the mechanics of writing. In the immediate response talk to your officers they have at minimum a bachelors and English 101 and 102 are requirements for any BA/BS program; and they've more than likely written plenty of papers. Or find the guy that does write well. I've always had to end up helping other people write things up, I'm just good at it.
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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Same. English 101 and 102 should be taught in BLC. It's literally the foundation of writing.
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SFC Marc W.
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Agreed SFC (Join to see) and that stuff shouldn't be graded by people with no training in either.
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