In order to give you the practice in technical writing, your must choose a technical or scientific topic.
Keep in mind the differences among instructions, process descriptions, and procedures:
Instructions inform readers how to assemble, make, create something or perform
a specific task.
Process descriptions tell how something works (for example, how a drug works
to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies). While instructions are about how to
use something, descriptions are about how that thing works (e.g., how to take a
prescription drug vs. how that drug works in the human body).
Procedures are standardized ways of doing things in organizations.
For this assignment, you should focus on creating clearly written, well designed, and
effectively illustrated instructions.
Choose a Technical or Scientific Topic. Begin by reviewing Gurak & Lannon, Chapter
13: Instructions and Procedures. You will choose your own topic for this assignment. In
order to give you the practice in technical writing, your must choose a technical or
scientific topic. Ideally, a topic requiring a series of steps for assembly or various specific
tasks to complete is best. A topic relevant to nursing may be a good idea, but such a topic
is not required. Consider your hobbies and interests or various topics you know well.
Choose a topic involving 10 or more steps. The following are just a few examples of
instructions projects from previous classes:
Setting Up a Small Network in Your Home or Office
Building and Hosting Your Own Web site
Detailing Your Car
Creating a Backyard Butterfly Garden
Designing and Installing a Solar Heating System in Your Home
Helping Parents Apply First Aid
Assembling a Skateboard
Grooming a Horse
How to Change an Electrical Outlet
How to Bid an Acoustical Ceiling Project
How to Sew an A-Line Skirt
Write to a Specific Audience. You must specify an audience for your instructions. In
most instances, your audience should be a novice audience?someone who has never
performed the task before. Sample audiences for the instructions mentioned above
include home computer owners, gardeners, small business owners, and parents.
Acknowledge all Sources. If you use any sources for your instructions, acknowledge
your sources on an APA references page and include this page with your instructions STEPS TO BE TAKEN TO CLOSE THE GAP BETWEEN PASSENGORS EXPECTATIONS AND WHAT IS ACTUALY BEING PROVIDED AND ATTRACTING NEW… View the full answer