Ten Tips for Improving Your Analytical Writing

About This Course

This mini-course offers 10 key tips for improving your analytic writing from a former senior CIA analytic manager who reviewed thousands of analytic products. By the end of this course you’ll be able to avoid common pitfalls that can distract your reader from understanding your product’s message, believing it, or even deciding to read it in the first place. If you consistently follow these tips, your managers and editors will spend less time fixing your work and more time appreciating your analytic skills.


Cost: FREE

Format: Self-paced

Length: 1 hour

Category: Professional skills

Target audience: Everyone who writes for a living


Included in this course: 

10 modules of instruction devoted to the most critical elements of the analytical writing process

Lifetime access to the course

Downloadable “Top 10 Tips” sheet


Chris Savos

Chris Savos


About the Instructor

Dr. Chris Savos is one of E38 Academy’s co-founders. He has extensive experience as an executive manager, leader, and analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where he worked on a range of sensitive international security and foreign policy issues for more than 20 years. He is also Vice President at Analytic Advantage, Inc. (AAI), where he designs and delivers unique leadership, analytic, and professional skills training and development programs to a range of clients in the Intelligence Community and the private sector.


What You Will Learn

Writing Coaching Available

Modules include:

  1. Purge your prose
  2. Use strong topic sentences
  3. Link the title, executive summary, and body
  4. Use evidence effectively
  5. Avoid pronoun confusion
  6. Use commas properly
  7. Make the proper word choice
  8. Avoid unit modifier mayhem
  9. Avoid squishy terms
  10. Self-edit like a boss 

If you’re interested in working one-on-one with me to improve your writing, I’m available to serve as your personal writing coach. I’ll review your drafts and work with you to strengthen them while improving your writing skills.  Contact me and let me know how I can help.