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The writing exercises are a great start to our year. We learned strengths and weaknesses about each other and ourselves. I have completed my Bachelors degree in June 2018 but I do not think that I am a great writer. I am better but not where I want to be. I am glad that I took and finished my college courses before starting class. I believe that if I didn't take these courses, I would have had a hard time grasping the APA format.
In college, I had a hard time grasping the thesis statement. Oddly enough my instructor broke it down very well for me to understand. Every time I think of something, I try and think of a thesis statement. I identify the topic, create an opinion, and use supporting words or phrases to create a thesis (P930-06). The college that I attended did not break it down like that.
Conducting reading during foundations help me understand that we all have a story. “Everyone has a unique story that deserves to be told” (Licea & Kefalas, 2017). This is true, we all have a story as a Army Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and we should write about it. Too many times, we only see Officers writing about their story.
As the NCO Professional Development begins its change, I believe it to be a step in the right direction. Our Soldiers deserve to be educated on many things especially the writing styles. This is important as writing has been our downfall and reputation. Our future Soldiers will be a little more respected by the Officers that we work for. A great step in direction, I hope the best for all our Soldiers.
Licea, A., & Kefalas, H. (Feb. 2017). 8 Reasons Why NCOs Should Write and Publish.