PROCESS ANALYSis

PROCESS ANALYSis - PROCESS ANALYSIS Any writing that...

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PROCESS ANALYSIS Any writing that explains how something is made or done. DIRECTIVE: gives the steps in a procedure the reader may want to perform. Examples: When you buy a watch, the accompanying instructions booklet explains how to set the time, how to change the battery, & how to work the alarm. When you consult a recipe to prepare a dish If you apply for a scholarship, the instructions for completing the application are a directional process analysis INFORMATIONAL: Also known as EXPLANATORY : tells how something works, how something is made, or how something is done, but the procedure explained will NOT be performed by the reader. Examples:
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- 2 - Your biology text explains how plants convert carbon dioxide to oxygen with the process of photosynthesis An engineering text may explain how the internal combustion engine works A science book may explain how natural selection occurs PROCESS ANALYSIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLES: DIRECTIVE e.g. Go two blocks south and one west; park in the first parking lot on your right;
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Kimmet during the Spring '07 term at George Mason.

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PROCESS ANALYSis - PROCESS ANALYSIS Any writing that...

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