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Unformatted text preview: and purpose is crucial before the writer begins. Most descriptions of an object or mechanism have a three-part structure: a general introduction, a part-by-part description, and a conclusion. The general introduction describes what the item is, what it does, what it looks like, how it works, and what its principal parts are. The part-by-part description treats each major part as if it were itself a mechanism. In general, the sequence of the part-by-part description reflects the way the item works or is used. The conclusion summarizes the whole description, usually by describing how the parts work in concert. A process description is similar to an object or mechanism description, except that steps replace parts....
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course ENG 202 taught by Professor Emily during the Summer '11 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Summer '11