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instructor technique. The determining considerations should be
the effectiveness and standardization of training.
602. FTI Format. The goal of having a standardized format is to
facilitate revision. The format requirements are general enough
to allow an appealing and congenial presentation of the subject
matter. The structure gives the author a logical framework,
keeping the material focused and concise (see Appendix I). The
FTSC will maintain a master guide with specific style and format
information not covered by this instruction.
a. Each chapter or section should be organized in the
following order and should include:
(2) A complete and precise presentation of the subject
matter in correct, common English. Context-specific information
may include the use of standard terminology; however, all new
terms must be defined in the appropriate glossary. Use of non-
standard terminology, or lingo, is inappropriate (see Figures I.2
b. Innovation is encouraged when writing an FTI, but the
following specific guidelines should aid the beginner when
submitting an original instruction:
(1) The style of writing should be professional but
informal. Learning and enabling objectives should be clearly
stated within the body of the text.
(2) Active voice must be used.
Good grammar and a
professional tone are a must.
(3) Levity is not discouraged, but must reinforce the
topic being presented, and must be of unimpeachable taste.
(4) Only major paragraphs will be numbered. Titles of
major paragraphs correspond to items listed in the FTI.
(5) Minor paragraph headers are discouraged except when
presenting a logical sequence within a specific major header.
(6) Each discussion item will include standards which
are also the training objectives.
(7) Lists, notes, warnings, and cautions will be
clearly offset from text body. All notes, warnings, and cautions
taken verbatim from the NATOPS shall be italicized.