Break the process into major stages. Think of each stage as a paragraph. Limit the number of stages you divide the process into.
Multiple steps for each stage. A stage with many steps may need more than one paragraph. Then break each stage into steps
How could a reader do this wrong? What are possible hazards or dangers? For directive process
When will your readers ask “Why?” Anticipate and explain the reasons behind how an action is done or how it happens.
Visualize it in the now. Describe it in the now. Write in the present tense.
1. In the introduction and conclusion -– the frame. 2. In cautions -- “If you do x, then y could/will happen.” Exceptions?
Introduction Why should we be curious to learn about this process? Why should we care enough to keep reading? What exactly will you explain to us? Why is this process significant?
Conclusion No summary of steps is required. Reiterate your purpose. Create a frame by echoing something in the introduction – repeating a key phrase, completing an anecdote or answering a question, for example.