Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate how to write with clarity, specificity, and brevity, all the while applying basic rules of grammar, spelling, and syntax. The course also explains basic secrecy protocols and how they differ between agencies. Students will develop and apply writing skills essential to accurate and comprehensive generation of reports.
Prerequisite (or equivalent):
Recognize the tight connection between thought and language, and explain why good intelligence analysis is impossible without sharp writing skills.
Distinguish between intelligence writing and writing in other intellectual professions.
Employ accurate, brief, and clear English prose; demonstrate constructive editing skills.
Evaluate and understand the various audiences for which intelligence professionals write and orally present, and the special demands and requirements of each.
Demonstrate the ability to use classification markings on various intelligence related documents.
Henley-Putnam’s commitment to service begins with your first call with an advisor and continues through graduation. Our classes are small, so you are never just a number. We get to know you, your goals and your needs. You will be supported by a team of professionals who will help you track your degree progression, advise you on course selection, and inform you of relevant services such as tutoring and mentoring. Your faculty members will be available to you, as will the deans and administrators.
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