Assignment 7: “Sample Instructions – Final”
Pick a favorite snack food that requires you to take at least eight steps to prepare.
Rewrite your earlier sample instructions draft (Assignment 5) to incorporate feedback from your professor on the simplicity, tone, clarity, and format of the submission. Review the instructions example in the textbook if you have not done so already. Imagine your audience is third grade Girl Scouts who have little or no experience in a kitchen.
Along with your instructions, write a 1 page explanation of the steps you took to create the document and rationale for your approach. In your document, you should:
Write instructions and explanations clearly and briefly.
Use appropriate tone and language for the intended purpose and audience.
Organize the instructions and the document.
Provide an explanation and rationale of the approach.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Revise draft documents to improve audience comprehension.
Explain ideas in proper format using accurate details and relevant examples.
Design effective graphics for visual presentations.
Use syntax, tone, and word choice appropriate to technical communications.
Prepare reports, project requirements, and other various technical writing genres.
Organize ideas logically.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in technical writing.
Write clearly and concisely about technical writing using proper writing mechanics.
“Proposals” Please respond to the following:
Assess what makes a proposal more challenging to write than other forms of technical writing covered in this course.
Determine when you might present an informal proposal as an email. Provide an example to illustrate your point.
“Writing Proposals” Please respond to the following:
Deadlines are often associated with writing proposals. Determine where or what specifically can be “skimped” on when writing a proposal in order to meet the deadline.
Imagine you are asked to write a proposal for a new software application that you and your supervisor see adding value to the entire organization of about 1,000 people in three separate locations.
Prepare a headings outline for a formal proposal that will be submitted to your supervisor’s manager for consideration.