The first writing assignment in the class involves writing a set of instructions. This discussion topic is designed to help you prepare for that assignment.
Please peruse the following web pages. They are linked to in Content for week 1.
- Strategies in Developing Instructions
- David McMurrey — Instructions: Tell Them How to Do It!
Then download the document titledPoorly_written_instructions_How_to_use_Your_Sony_Digital_Voice_Recorder. The document is posted in Content for week 1.
Identify at least three problems with this set of instructions. Use the advice from McMurrey, Writing Commons, Wikibooks, and Jerz’s Weblog to inform the problems you identify.