Accession Number:

ADA229962

Title:

Techniques to Aid DoD Writers in Developing User-Oriented Directives

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-May 1990,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

120.0

Abstract:

This report draws upon findings from document design research to identify key features of effective work-oriented documents and presents techniques writers can use to identify potential users and their diverse needs for information. A technique is presented for structuring and monitoring organization of drafts to produce a document that effectively addresses the users needs. Guidelines are presented for deciding when special formats should supplement or replace standard text. The report also presents key features of clear writing reflected in structuring of sentences and paragraphs and in choice of words.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE