- (a) Begin each new Operation with a verb; samples include:
- Incorrect: Systems Engineering will then prepare a cost/benefit analysis.
(b) Systems Engineering will prepare a cost/benefit analysis when requested by Systems Resource Management.
- Systems Engineering vs. Systems Engineer
Data Resource Management vs. Data Resource Manager
Project Management vs. Project Manager
- (a) Begin a sentence with "When" rather than "Once."
(b) Say "help with" rather than "help in."
(c) Do not begin a sentence with "Because" or "Therefore."
(d) Replace LASTLY with FINALLY.
(e) Do not begin sentences with words like FIRSTLY, SECONDLY, or THIRDLY.
(f) Beware of the excessive use of the words. "that" and "which", two words tending to be used excessively. For each occurrence of the word in your text, ask yourself if you can reconstruct the sentence without it.
(g) Avoid the use of words with apostrophe (n't), ('v), ('s) and ('re) words, such as: can't, haven't, I've, isn't, etc. This leads to sloppy writing habits. Spell them out instead.
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