- Benefit from bouncing their ideas off others.
- Seldom write from outlines; impulsive drafters.
- Interested in immediate results.
- May not revise until they receive anothers comments.
- Need general instructions that allow them to be original; set their own goals.
- Drafts may be filled with unsupported generalizations and may lack mechanical
- Write quickly, allowing one idea to suggest another.
- Must concentrate on adding necessary support to their papers.
Tips: Read the assignment, checking for deviation from what was asked. Check for facts
that need support. Temper creativity.
- Prefer analysis and tend to view assignments that are not clear, objective and
job-related as meaningless.
- Organize their ideas well and are more concerned with a clear content than an
- Construct an outline and follow it.
- Tips: Look for cold, hard, descriptive phrases and add more personal touches.
JUDGING Limit the topic, and get the first draft done quickly.
- First drafts are shorter than later ones, which expand ideas and clarify later ones.
- Frequently begin writing before completing the research.
- Tips: Make sure all elements are treated appropriately. Stop at intervals to reevaluate
and revise plans.
Prepared by Maria Lorusso, from material by James S. Major and Jean S. Filetti, Defense
Intelligence College, Washington, D.C. Published in Writing Lab Newsletter.