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Lesson 10 Commentary Review of the Reading Assignment A set of instructions enables a person to carry out a procedure safely and effectively. An effective set of instructions requires a very careful analysis of audience and purpose. The writer must determine how much the reader already knows about the activity itself and about related skills, equipment, and tools. A writer must also consider what a reader wants to accomplish. A crucial point to remember in writing instructions is that most readers will not read the entire set of instructions before beginning; therefore, the writer must make sure that any necessary cautions or warnings are placed before the description of the step to which they pertain. The chapter’s discussion of safety information covers writing it, designing it, and placing it in an appropriate location. Instructions generally follow the same three-part structure used in mechanism and process descriptions. The general introduction explains why the task should be performed (if the reason is not obvious),
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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.

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