Topic 1: Getting Started

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Learning Objectives


At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Determine whether guidance is the most appropriate solution to a problem
  • Itemize and explain the steps in the formal DPKO/DFS guidance development process
  • Describe different types of DPKO/DFS guidance
  • Outline and sequence the tasks in the drafting process
  • Examine existing guidance documents
  • Describe in detail what occurs during each task in the writing process
  • Explain and implement common English grammar rules and “Plain English” writing techniques
  • Simplify and format your writing to enhance readability
  • Edit your writing
  • Give constructive feedback to others about their writing