By Daryl Lee Spiewak, CEM, TEM, Lead Trainer for the CEM Commission
Last month we described our organization, developed a problem to solve, and demonstrated one method of refining a partial essay outline that incorporated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). This month we will further refine our outline so we may begin writing the first draft of our essay. Let’s insert our decisions from last month into our outline. It now looks like this.
You see that we added the last two design elements to our outline. These two elements are related directly to the necessary actions we plan to implement to solve our stated problem.
Our outline is looking more like an essay now. We have many of the required paragraphs drafted, but they aren’t completed yet. They will probably undergo further revision as we continue to modify our outline, develop the KSAs under the necessary actions design element, and improve the tone and flow of the essay with effective transitions between sections.
The remaining and largest section of our essay is the necessary actions. You can see in the outline above that we have general concepts identified. Now we must expand those concepts to specifically address our stated objectives, with the idea of solving our problem statement. Next month, we will expand the necessary actions section of our outline, ensuring we cover as many KSAs as possible.
IAEM Bulletin, April 2013
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