By Daryl Lee Spiewak, CEM, TEM, Lead Trainer for the CEM Commission
Last month we discussed the essay scenario and how to interpret it. This month’s article focuses on six design elements that make up the major portion or body paragraphs of the essay.
According to the latest CEM application booklet (May 2012), “The candidate must submit a written narrative response to a problem scenario, not a bullet listing, demonstrating: Knowledge and Abilities in Disaster/Emergency Management and Written Communication Skills and formatting the response into six sections.”
Using the six design elements, we can create the beginnings of our essay outline. Following the five-paragraph essay format – introduction, three or more body paragraphs, and a conclusion – our outline would look like this:
Material and financial resources.
Signed Verification Statement.
IAEM Bulletin, January 2013
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