Unformatted text preview: the safety information follows, rather than precedes, the pertinent steps; the steps themselves are not consistently numbered and expressed in the imperative mood; the steps contain either too much or too little information; and the writer has failed to include appropriate graphics that would simplify the instructions. These common problems make instruction sets very difficult for users; work to avoid them as you create your own instruction set. Lesson Objectives At the end of this lesson you will be able to: 1. describe the role of instructions in the workplace; 2. explain the importance of assessing audience and purpose when writing instructions; 3. write clear safety information; 4. introduce and conclude instructions effectively; 5. write clear and accurate step-by-step instructions; 6. write effective front and back matter; and 7. differentiate between instructions and descriptions (as discussed in a previous lesson)....
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- Summer '11
- Writing, Writer, common problems