Tongue and Quill was produced by the Air Force to improve writing and speaking skills. Although there are many references to the Air Force in this publication that does not mean the information conveyed only applies to those in the Air Force. This publication is also a helpful resource for those in the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, educators and students, and civilian corporations around the United States.
The purpose of this publication is to provide the necessary information to ensure clear communications—written or spoken. Whether you are in the Air Force or not, the knowledge you will acquire from this book will prove to be a most valuable tool and you will find yourself referring to it often in the future.
- Communication basics
- Preparing to write and speak
- Writing with focus
- Face-to-face: Speaking and listening
- Workplace challenges
- Writing products and templates
- The mechanics of writing
- The mechanics of research
- Effective reading strategies