Cultural Awareness

Cultural Awareness

1. Purpose: Noncommissioned Officers are required to write two essays while in ALC; one
essay on a Cultural Awareness topic and the other on Branch History and Battle Analysis
Methodology in order to complete the ALC TRADOC requirements for each of these areas IAW
writing and correspondence. These writing projects will enable NCOs to develop their research
and writing skills to become more effective leaders. This policy will outline guidelines with how
each of these essays will be written and detailed instruction on those topics and ideas.
2. Essay Guidelines. Prepare one individual essay and one essay as a group, each with a main
body of 3-5 pages in length (length does not include title or reference pages) using the American
Psychological Association (APA) format/writing style. The essays will include the following in
this order:

1. Title Page. Your essay will not contain an Abstract.

2. Header with the title of the paper in all caps and page number (the words “Running

Headz” appear before the header title on the title page only).

3. 3-5 page main body that begins with an introductory paragraph and ends with a
concludingparagraph. ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ” h

4. Reference page with a minimum of three references.

General Guidelines:

Conduct library/intemet research from credible sources (Wikipedia is not credible).

Type your essay on a computer and print it out on standard, white 8.5 x 11-inch paper.

Double-space the text of your paper; use Ariel or Times New Roman with font size 12 pt.

Leave two spaces after the end of each sentence.

Set the margins of your document to one-inch on all sides. Indent the first line of a

paragraph one half-inch (five spaces or press tab once) from the left margin.

Follow the guidelines provided by your instructor.
3. Evaluation. Your essays are evaluated on content, use of active voice, structure, spelling,
punctuation, grammar, and clarity. In order to receive an overall superior score, you must have
the correct format, have conducted research from multiple sources, and the ideas presented must
be original and written clearly.
4. Information can also be obtained from various sources to assist in formatting your essays: