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Communications Style Guide. Fourth Edition

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In 2005, the Quality Enhancement Plan QEP identified communication as one of the three pillars of leadership, and, in reaction, created the Leadership Communication Skills Center LCSC in 2007. Since the introduction of the QEP, the University has placed a greater emphasis on communication skills and publication. In addition, a 2008 Officer PME study, which identified the need for Joint Officers to have strong communications skills, further reinforced the need for a guide that Marine Corps University students can use both in the classroom and in the operating forces. As such, the Leadership Communication Skills Center was tasked with developing a user-friendly guide that would provide a communications reference for Marines at the University as well as for Marines in the operating forces. About the LCSC The Leadership Communication Skills Center is a resource designed to support MCU students, faculty, and staff. The Center provides one-on-one sessions to help students improve their research, writing, and oral communication skills in a non-threatening environment. In addition, the Center helps students to edit and prepare their work for publicationcontests. The LCSC also supports MCU faculty and staff by providing educational programs and editing work for publication. The LCSCs focus and operating procedures are included on page xiii. About the Style Guide Purpose, Style, and Format Purpose This style guide serves three main purposes First, the guide introduces a uniform style and procedure of writing that will be implemented university-wide. Second, the guide provides University students with a user-friendly reference for effective communication that they can refer to when they return to the operating forces. Finally, the guide directs students to additional resources for effective communication guidelines.

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  • Information Science
  • Humanities and History
  • Voice Communications

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