DD Form 2933 "National Language Service Corps (Nlsc) Detailed Skills Self-assessment"

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OMB No. 0704-0449
FOR NLSC USE ONLY
NATIONAL LANGUAGE SERVICE CORPS (NLSC)
CONTROL NUMBER
OMB approval expires
DETAILED SKILLS SELF-ASSESSMENT
Nov 30, 2018
PLEASE RETURN YOUR COMPLETED FORM TO:
NATIONAL LANGUAGE SERVICE CORPS, P.O. BOX 12221, ARLINGTON, VA 22219-2221
The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 18 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and
maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services, Executive Services Directorate, Directives Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100
(0704-0449). Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a
currently valid OMB control number.
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY:
10 U.S.C. 131, Office of the Secretary of Defense; DoD Directive 5124.2, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)); 50 U.S.C. 1913,
National Language Service Corps.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): To allow U.S. citizens with language skills to self-identify their skills for the purpose of temporary employment on an intermittent work schedule or
service opportunities in support of DoD or another department or agency of the United States. The information will be used to determine applicants' eligibility for NLSC membership
and to identify and contact NLSC members. Submitted forms are covered by Privacy Act System of Records Notice DHRA 07, National Language Service Corps
(http://dpcld.defense.gov/Privacy/SORNsIndex/DODComponentArticleVies/tabid/7489/Article/6689/dhra-07.aspx).
ROUTINE USE(S): In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the records or information therein may be
disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows: To another department or agency of the United States in need of temporary short-term
foreign language services, where government employees are required or desired. The DoD Blanket Routine Uses found at
http://dpcld.defense.gov/Privacy/SORNsIndex/BlanketRoutineUses.aspx may apply.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary; however, failure to provide information may result in non-enrollment in the NLSC Program and refusal to grant access to member areas of the NLSC
portal.
SECTION 1 - READING.
LANGUAGE:
INSTRUCTIONS: The following Self-Assessment of foreign language Reading Proficiency is intended to serve as a rough estimate of foreign language
proficiency. It is not necessary to know all the words or understand all the details of the texts listed for each item number below, but it is necessary in order to
perform the functional tasks described at the indicated level of accuracy. To estimate your level of proficiency, please read each task statement below and
check “yes” if you believe you can perform the stated task and “no” if you do not believe you can perform it. If a statement describes your ability only some of
the time, or only in some contexts, you should answer “no”.
(X one)
(X one)
YES
NO
YES
NO
17. I can read routine articles in print or on the Web.
1. I can recognize names of people and places.
18. I can read and understand nearly everything in technical
2. I can read street signs well enough to find my way.
reports and printed material in my field.
19. I can read difficult material, such as technical material in
3. I can recognize common words for shops and businesses.
other specialties, complex opinion/editorial pieces, or
literature, with occasional use of a dictionary.
4. I can read posted prices.
20. I can serve as an informal translator of newspapers,
5. I can read a weather report.
correspondence, and technical material in my field.
21. I can read and understand precise instructions and
6. I can read want-ads, well enough to locate, for example,
explanations sent in this language by professional
an apartment.
associates via email.
22. I have a level of skill in reading this language that allows
7. I can read the language well enough to assist someone
me to fulfill my professional obligations.
who does not know the language in handling the above
situations.
23. In my professional reading, my vocabulary and cultural
background are always extensive and precise enough to
allow me to understand the exact meaning, even if it is not
8. I can read news items about frequently occurring events.
explicitly stated.
24. I am able to follow a wide variety of writing styles, including
9. I can read and follow simple biographical information.
academic, formal professional, poetry, colloquial, and slang.
10. I can read social notices (such as wedding
25. I can understand writing that includes the use of a regional
announcements).
dialect of the language, possibly with some assistance from
a dictionary or native speaker.
11. I can read business letters on common topics written in a
standard format.
26. I can serve as an informal translator of high-stakes
materials that might, for example, affect national security.
12. I can read simple technical material written for the general
reader.
27. I can carry out any job assignment involving reading in this
language.
13. I can read and get the main points of technical material
written for specialists in my field.
28. In my reading on all subjects, my vocabulary and cultural
background are always extensive and precise enough to
14. I can read and understand nearly all email sent by friends
enable me to understand the exact meaning, whether or
not it is explicitly stated.
and family in this language.
29. I can read everything in this language.
15. I can read the language well enough to assist someone
else who does not know the language in coping with the
30. My reading vocabulary is at least as extensive and precise
situations covered by statements 8-14.
as that of a highly educated monolingual native speaker of
the language.
16. I can read standard newspaper items addressed to the
general reader (including feature items).
31. I consider myself as a competent reader of the language.
DD FORM 2933, JAN 2016
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
Page 1 of 4 Pages
Adobe Designer 9.0
OMB No. 0704-0449
FOR NLSC USE ONLY
NATIONAL LANGUAGE SERVICE CORPS (NLSC)
CONTROL NUMBER
OMB approval expires
DETAILED SKILLS SELF-ASSESSMENT
Nov 30, 2018
PLEASE RETURN YOUR COMPLETED FORM TO:
NATIONAL LANGUAGE SERVICE CORPS, P.O. BOX 12221, ARLINGTON, VA 22219-2221
The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 18 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and
maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services, Executive Services Directorate, Directives Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100
(0704-0449). Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a
currently valid OMB control number.
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY:
10 U.S.C. 131, Office of the Secretary of Defense; DoD Directive 5124.2, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)); 50 U.S.C. 1913,
National Language Service Corps.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): To allow U.S. citizens with language skills to self-identify their skills for the purpose of temporary employment on an intermittent work schedule or
service opportunities in support of DoD or another department or agency of the United States. The information will be used to determine applicants' eligibility for NLSC membership
and to identify and contact NLSC members. Submitted forms are covered by Privacy Act System of Records Notice DHRA 07, National Language Service Corps
(http://dpcld.defense.gov/Privacy/SORNsIndex/DODComponentArticleVies/tabid/7489/Article/6689/dhra-07.aspx).
ROUTINE USE(S): In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the records or information therein may be
disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows: To another department or agency of the United States in need of temporary short-term
foreign language services, where government employees are required or desired. The DoD Blanket Routine Uses found at
http://dpcld.defense.gov/Privacy/SORNsIndex/BlanketRoutineUses.aspx may apply.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary; however, failure to provide information may result in non-enrollment in the NLSC Program and refusal to grant access to member areas of the NLSC
portal.
SECTION 1 - READING.
LANGUAGE:
INSTRUCTIONS: The following Self-Assessment of foreign language Reading Proficiency is intended to serve as a rough estimate of foreign language
proficiency. It is not necessary to know all the words or understand all the details of the texts listed for each item number below, but it is necessary in order to
perform the functional tasks described at the indicated level of accuracy. To estimate your level of proficiency, please read each task statement below and
check “yes” if you believe you can perform the stated task and “no” if you do not believe you can perform it. If a statement describes your ability only some of
the time, or only in some contexts, you should answer “no”.
(X one)
(X one)
YES
NO
YES
NO
17. I can read routine articles in print or on the Web.
1. I can recognize names of people and places.
18. I can read and understand nearly everything in technical
2. I can read street signs well enough to find my way.
reports and printed material in my field.
19. I can read difficult material, such as technical material in
3. I can recognize common words for shops and businesses.
other specialties, complex opinion/editorial pieces, or
literature, with occasional use of a dictionary.
4. I can read posted prices.
20. I can serve as an informal translator of newspapers,
5. I can read a weather report.
correspondence, and technical material in my field.
21. I can read and understand precise instructions and
6. I can read want-ads, well enough to locate, for example,
explanations sent in this language by professional
an apartment.
associates via email.
22. I have a level of skill in reading this language that allows
7. I can read the language well enough to assist someone
me to fulfill my professional obligations.
who does not know the language in handling the above
situations.
23. In my professional reading, my vocabulary and cultural
background are always extensive and precise enough to
allow me to understand the exact meaning, even if it is not
8. I can read news items about frequently occurring events.
explicitly stated.
24. I am able to follow a wide variety of writing styles, including
9. I can read and follow simple biographical information.
academic, formal professional, poetry, colloquial, and slang.
10. I can read social notices (such as wedding
25. I can understand writing that includes the use of a regional
announcements).
dialect of the language, possibly with some assistance from
a dictionary or native speaker.
11. I can read business letters on common topics written in a
standard format.
26. I can serve as an informal translator of high-stakes
materials that might, for example, affect national security.
12. I can read simple technical material written for the general
reader.
27. I can carry out any job assignment involving reading in this
language.
13. I can read and get the main points of technical material
written for specialists in my field.
28. In my reading on all subjects, my vocabulary and cultural
background are always extensive and precise enough to
14. I can read and understand nearly all email sent by friends
enable me to understand the exact meaning, whether or
not it is explicitly stated.
and family in this language.
29. I can read everything in this language.
15. I can read the language well enough to assist someone
else who does not know the language in coping with the
30. My reading vocabulary is at least as extensive and precise
situations covered by statements 8-14.
as that of a highly educated monolingual native speaker of
the language.
16. I can read standard newspaper items addressed to the
general reader (including feature items).
31. I consider myself as a competent reader of the language.
DD FORM 2933, JAN 2016
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
Page 1 of 4 Pages
Adobe Designer 9.0
FOR NLSC USE ONLY
NATIONAL LANGUAGE SERVICE CORPS (NLSC)
CONTROL NUMBER
DETAILED SKILLS SELF-ASSESSMENT
SECTION 2 - LISTENING.
LANGUAGE:
INSTRUCTIONS: The following Self-Assessment of foreign language Listening Proficiency is intended to serve as a rough estimate of foreign language proficiency. It is not
necessary to know all the words or understand all the details of the texts listed for each item number below, but it is necessary in order to perform the functional tasks described at
the indicated level of accuracy. To estimate your level of proficiency, please read each task statement below and check “yes” if you believe you can perform the stated task and
“no” if you do not believe you can perform it. If a statement describes your ability only some of the time, or only in some contexts, you should answer “no”.
(X one)
YES
NO
(X one)
YES
NO
25. I can comprehend a talk to a group of parents in my
1. I can understand someone ordering food and something to
community about the merits of parental supervision where
drink in a restaurant.
the speaker attempts to persuade them to encourage their
2. I can understand a store clerk telling me how much a shirt
children to be careful and act responsibly.
costs, and then telling me what different colors and sizes are.
26. I can comprehend a talk to a group of parents in my
3. I can understand a co-worker introducing me to a friend in a
community about the merits of a summer internship program
public place.
with a company where the speaker attempts to persuade
them to encourage their children to participate in the program
4. I can comprehend a telephone recording telling me a bank’s
rather than enrolling them in a summer academic program
business hours.
that provides college credit.
5. I can comprehend what is said to me if I call a doctor’s office
27. I can understand national and international news on the radio
to verify the date and time for an appointment.
or on television.
6. I can comprehend what friends say to me about the kinds of
28. I can comprehend what is said to me if I call the public health
things they like to do when they are not working.
department and complain about unsanitary conditions that I
have witnessed in some of the area’s restaurants. I can
7. I can understand someone who tells me how many brothers
understand what is said when they tell me about their
and sisters they have, what their ages are, and where they
inspections policies and what they will do to investigate my
live.
claims in the immediate future.
8. I can understand my friend on the phone when he or she tells
me some interesting things to do on the weekend.
29. I can easily follow a sustained, heated discussion with my
neighbors about revising the criteria by which teachers are
9. I can understand my friend if he or she calls me and
evaluated for promotion at a local school.
describes in detail the house or apartment in which they are
staying.
30. I can comprehend an oral presentation at a conference on a
complex topic in my profession, and I can also comprehend
10. I can understand a friend’s story about what happened to him
the question-and-answer session immediately following the
or her on their last vacation.
main part of the talk.
11. I can understand an employee who tells me in detail what
31. I can easily follow someone who explains their professional
they did earlier in the day or what they plan to do after
responsibilities to me.
leaving work.
12. I can understand someone who is interviewing for a job and
32. I can comprehend almost everything that is said in formal
describes in detail the main responsibilities that he/she had
situations on a wide range of topics.
on a previous job.
33. I can follow a 2-hour training session for new employees
13. I can understand my friend telling me what he or she will do
requiring me to comprehend concepts and materials that are
on the weekend.
highly specialized within my profession.
14. I can understand someone who compares and contrasts two
34. I can comprehend the comments and challenges of
towns or cities they have lived in or visited.
community members and local government officials at a
meeting where I defend my company’s policies for hiring and
15. I can understand someone who compares and contrasts the
laying off workers.
appearances of two members of their family.
35. I can comprehend a speech at a fundraising event for cancer
16. I can understand when someone tells me about their physical
research. I can evaluate how effectively the speaker
ailments.
addresses the audience, reasserts the importance of this
17. I can understand someone who tells me the details of the
research for everyone involved, and relates a personal story
longest trip they ever took.
about cancer in his or her own family.
18. I can understand a professor who describes the educational
36. My broad vocabulary and cultural background allow me to
system in another country and contrasts it with the
understand anything that is said, whether in a sports
educational system in the US.
broadcast, college lecture, or public speech by a political
figure, so long as I have some knowledge of the topic.
19. I can understand someone who states their opinion on the
topic of adopting children from other countries and supports
37. I can understand complex speech, such as a well-rehearsed
their views with examples and explanations.
and profound sermon, a lecture on a philosophical topic, or a
20 .I can understand someone who explains the process of a
heated political debate.
“fair trial” in the judicial system of their country.
38. I can comprehend with ease everything said at a meeting
21. I can understand my boss telling me about a problem
with community leaders and parents aimed at creating both
involving two co-workers who are not getting along, offering
recreational activities and summer employment opportunities
a suggestion to resolve the situation, and providing reasons
for local youths. The speaker greets the audience members,
for why he or she thinks the solution will be effective.
introduces himself/herself eloquently, and then reviews
problems the community has been having with kids in
22. I can follow a sustained conversation with friends about
summers past when area schools were not in session, and
current events that I hear about on the news or read about
introduces the planned initiatives.
on the internet.
39. I can understand formal speech and informal speech,
23. I can understand co-workers at a meeting explaining or
including slang, dialect, cursing and jokes with double
discussing a project they are working on.
meanings.
24. I can comprehend a presentation to students at a local
40. I can understand all forms of speech as well as a highly
college on the merit of choosing my profession.
educated native speaker of the language.
DD FORM 2933, JAN 2016
Page 2 of 4 Pages
FOR NLSC USE ONLY
NATIONAL LANGUAGE SERVICE CORPS (NLSC)
CONTROL NUMBER
DETAILED SKILLS SELF-ASSESSMENT
SECTION 3 - SPEAKING.
LANGUAGE:
INSTRUCTIONS: The following Self-Assessment of foreign language Speaking Proficiency is intended to serve as a rough estimate of foreign language proficiency. It is not
necessary to know all the words or understand all the details of the texts listed for each item number below, but it is necessary in order to perform the functional tasks described at
the indicated level of accuracy. To estimate your level of proficiency, please read each task statement below and check “yes” if you believe you can perform the stated task and
“no” if you do not believe you can perform it. If a statement describes your ability only some of the time, or only in some contexts, you should answer “no”.
(X one)
(X one)
YES
NO
YES
NO
1. I can tell/ask someone how to get from here to the nearest
25. I do not find it difficult to contribute to a conversation among
hotel, restaurant, or post office.
native speakers who try to include me.
26. I can speak to a group of educated native speakers on a
2. I can order a simple meal at a restaurant.
professional subject and be sure I am communicating what
I want to, without my language skills amusing or irritating
3. I can negotiate a fair price for a hotel room or a taxi ride.
them.
27. I can listen, take notes, and summarize accurately a speech
4. I can buy a needed item of clothing or a bus or train ticket.
or an informal discussion in my area of special interest,
heard on the radio or over a public address system.
5. I can respond correctly to standard questions about my
nationality, marital status, occupation, date and place of birth,
etc.
28. I can (on a social occasion) defend personal opinions toward
culture, race relations, or other sensitive subjects.
6. I can introduce myself appropriately.
29. I can cope with such trying linguistic situations as broken-
7. I can take leave in a social situation (someone’s house, an
down plumbing, an undeserved traffic ticket, or a serious
office, a conversation) appropriately.
social or diplomatic blunder made by myself or a colleague.
8. I can use the language well enough to assist someone who
30. I feel that I have a professional command (rather than just a
does not know the language in handling situations or
practical one) of the language.
problems covered in the previous statements.
31. I can use the language to speculate at length about how
9. I can describe my present or most recent job in some detail.
some change in history or the course of human events would
have affected my life or civilization, e.g., how our lives would
10. I can give detailed information about my family, my house,
be different without the invention of the computer.
and the weather today.
32. In professional discussion, my vocabulary is always
11. I can hire an employee, or arrange for special services taking
extensive and precise enough to enable me to convey my
care of details such as salary, qualifications, hours, specific
exact meaning.
duties.
33. I am able to alter my speech deliberately, depending upon
12. I can give a brief autobiography and talk about my immediate
whether I am talking to university professors, supervisors,
plans and hopes.
subordinates, elders, close friends, employers, etc.
13. I can describe the basic structure of the U.S. Government or
34. I can serve as an informal interpreter for a U.S. senator or
of the U.S. educational system to someone unfamiliar with it.
cabinet official on all diplomatic and social functions.
14. I can describe the purpose or function of the organization I
35. I practically never make a grammatical mistake.
represent.
15. I can be understood (linguistically) by native speakers on
36. I can carry out any job assignment effectively in this
topics like those mentioned above most of the time.
language.
16. I can take and give simple messages over the telephone.
37. I can use the language sufficiently and effectively to convince
a good friend to give up habits or behaviors that hurt them,
such as smoking, overeating, etc.
17. I can describe the geography of the U.S. or a familiar
location.
38. I can use the language sufficiently well to act as an
interpreter for a high-ranking U.S. Government official
18. I can describe in detail a person or place that is very familiar
making a state visit to the country where the language is
to me.
spoken.
19. I can discuss the parts of the body and general ailments
39. Educated native speakers assume that I am one of them.
affecting them.
20. I can tell someone what has been reported recently on
40. I feel at home in this language
television news or in the newspaper.
41. I can do mental arithmetic in the language without slowing
21. I can talk about a trip I took or some other everyday event
down.
that happened in the recent past.
42. I consider myself a well educated native speaker of the
22. I can use the language well enough to assist someone
language.
else,who does not know the language, in handling the
situations or problems covered in statements 9-21.
43. I can easily make use of a broad range of idioms,
colloquialisms, and culture references in the language.
23. I do not avoid any grammatical features of the language
when speaking with a native speaker of the language.
44. In discussions on all subjects, my vocabulary is always
extensive and precise, allowing me to convey my exact
24. I never find myself in the middle of a sentence I cannot finish
meaning.
because of linguistic limitations (grammar of vocabulary).
DD FORM 2933, JAN 2016
Page 3 of 4 Pages
FOR NLSC USE ONLY
NATIONAL LANGUAGE SERVICE CORPS (NLSC)
CONTROL NUMBER
DETAILED SKILLS SELF-ASSESSMENT
SECTION 4 - WRITING.
LANGUAGE:
INSTRUCTIONS: The following Self-Assessment of foreign language Writing Proficiency is intended to serve as a rough estimate of foreign language proficiency. It is not necessary
to know all the words or understand all the details of the texts listed for each item number below, but it is necessary in order to perform the functional tasks described at the indicated
level of accuracy. To estimate your level of proficiency, please read each task statement below and check “yes” if you believe you can perform the stated task and “no” if you do not
believe you can perform it. If a statement describes your ability only some of the time, or only in some contexts, you should answer “no”.
(X one)
YES
NO
(X one)
YES
NO
25. I can write a newsletter article for parents in my community on
1. I can send a short email (or text message or letter) to a friend
to invite them to have lunch with me.
the merit of study-abroad programs (or similar types of issues)
that encourages them to allow their children to participate,
2. I can write down a summary of a phone message from my
despite concerns over cost and safety.
friend that contains directions on how to get to his or her
apartment.
26. I can write a newsletter article for my community about the
merits of a summer internship program that several area
3. I can leave a note for someone saying that I had to leave to
companies are participating in. I can persuade them in the
go to a doctor’s appointment, and say when I expect to return.
article to encourage their children to participate in the program
4. I can write a note or email message to my co-worker to
rather than enrolling them in a summer academic program
explain that I am not feeling well and will not be at work the
that provides college credit.
next day.
27. I can write a letter of recommendation for a colleague.
5. I can write a letter or email message to a new friend telling
him or her several types of things I like to do in my spare time.
28. I can write a letter to the Department of Health to complain
about unsanitary conditions that I have witnessed in some of
6. I can write a simple invitation that tells my friends when and
the area’s restaurants. I can ask them about their inspection
where my party will be held
policies and persuade them to investigate my claim in the
immediate future.
7. I can prepare a classified advertisement that describes the
kind of apartment I want to rent.
29. I can write an extended editorial piece for the local newspaper
that deals with a proposal to revise the criteria by which
8. I can send an email to my friend that describes in paragraphs
teachers are evaluated for promotion at a local school.
the house or apartment that I am staying in.
30. I can write a paper on a complex topic in my profession that
9. I can write a letter or email message to a friend that tells a
I have been working on for several weeks or months, and the
story about what happened to me on my last vacation.
quality of this paper would be adequate for publication in a
national journal.
10. I can write a note for my supervisor that tells what I did earlier
in the day and what I plan to do before I leave.
31. I can write a letter to my supervisor explaining all aspects of
my professional work for the purpose of negotiating a raise.
11. I can write a letter to a friend to tell him or her what I will do on
The letter would present a detailed and convincing argument
my next vacation.
for allotting more responsibilities to me and granting me a
promotion.
12. I can write an essay that compares two towns or cities that I
have lived in or visited.
32. I can write training materials for new employees in which I
would explain concepts and materials that are important
13. I can write an essay that compares the personalities of two
within my profession.
members of my family.
33. I can write an article aimed at students at a local college on
the merits of employment in my profession. I can write about
14. I can write about the parts of the body, and general ailments
a career path in my profession that starts with obtaining a
afflicting them.
high-quality and appropriate education, followed by
internships and an entry-level position, and then progressing
15. I can write a description of a person’s physical characteristics.
to promotions and various opportunities for advancement that
are based on good decision making and solid performance.
16. I can write a story that recounts the details of a trip I took.
34. I can write an extended letter to the editor or press release
17. I can write a note that explains how a first aid procedure
defending my company after a recent meeting during which
works (conceptually) or will be conducted (procedurally).
some of the company’s policies for hiring and laying off
workers have been challenged by community members and
18. I can write a cover letter for a job application that describes in
local government officials.
detail the responsibilities that I had on my previous job.
35. I can prepare an effective statement of support to be
19. I can write a paper that describes the educational system in
distributed at a fundraising event for cancer research. I can
the United States and contrasts it with the educational system
appropriately outline the priority issues in a sensitive way,
in another country.
reassert the importance of this research for everyone
involved, and effectively relate a personal story about cancer
20. I can write an editorial for a newspaper stating my opinion on
in my own family.
the topic of adopting children from other countries (or a similar
36. I can write an article or essay on a non-professional topic that
topic) and support my views with examples and explanations.
interests me, reviewing and analyzing the issues; proposing
and evaluating at least two solutions; and arguing why a
21. I can write an essay that explains the process of a fair trial
particular solution is best.
(or a similar topic) in the US judicial system.
37. I can write a highly literate proposal for distribution and
22. I can write a memo to my boss discussing a problem my
discussion at a meeting of community leaders and parents
company is having, offer a solution to the situation, and
aimed at creating both recreational activities and summer
provide reasons for why I think my solution will be effective.
employment opportunities for local youths. The proposal
would respectfully acknowledge all of the stakeholders, review
23. In my professional reading, my vocabulary and cultural
problems the community has been having with kids during the
background are always extensive and precise enough to allow
summer when area schools were not in session, and
me to understand the exact meaning, even if it is not explicitly
introduce the planned initiatives.
stated.
38. In my writing, I can use the language with complete flexibility
24. I can write a detailed memo to my boss to explain why a
and intuition so that it is fully accepted by well-educated
project that I am managing is behind schedule and convince
native speakers in all of its features, including breadth of
him that I have a plan that will allow me to meet the project’s
vocabulary and idioms, colloquialisms, as well as relevant
final deadline.
cultural and historical references.
DD FORM 2933, JAN 2016
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