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Process Analysis

  1. 1. Process Analysis Essay<br />Break it down for us.<br />
  2. 2. 1 – 2 – 3 - GO!<br />Process = A series of actions<br />
  3. 3. Breaking up is hard to do.<br />Analysis = A separation of a whole into its parts<br />
  4. 4. Process analysis<br />Breaks a series of actions into stages and steps.<br />Uses chronological organization.<br />Indicates the reason for the analysis.<br />Explains the how and the why of actions in the process.<br />
  5. 5. Directive process<br />Informative process<br />Two types of process analysis essays<br />
  6. 6. Directive process<br />How-To<br />Emphasis on doing<br />Includes tools & supplies required.<br />Includes definitions, cautions & warnings.<br />Uses 2nd person.<br />
  7. 7. Informative process<br /><ul><li> Explains how something works or how something occurs.
  8. 8. How trees lose their leaves
  9. 9. How a faucet works.
  10. 10. More analytical than a how-to essay.
  11. 11. Uses 3rd person</li></li></ul><li>Break the process into major stages.<br />Think of each stage as a paragraph.<br />Limit the number of stages you divide the process into.<br />
  12. 12. Multiple steps for each stage.<br />A stage with many steps may need more than one paragraph.<br />Then break each stage into steps<br />
  13. 13. How could a reader do this wrong?<br />What are possible hazards or dangers?<br />For directive process<br />
  14. 14. When will your readers ask “Why?”<br />Anticipate and explain the reasons behind how an action is done or how it happens.<br />
  15. 15. Visualize it in the now.<br />Describe it in the now.<br />Write in the present tense.<br />
  16. 16. 1. In the introduction and conclusion -– the frame.<br />2. In cautions -- “If you do x, then y could/will happen.”<br />Exceptions?<br />
  17. 17. Introduction<br />Why should we be curious to learn about this process?<br />Why should we care enough to keep reading?<br />What exactly will you explain to us?<br />Why is this process significant? <br />
  18. 18. Conclusion<br />No summary of steps is required.<br />Reiterate your purpose.<br />Create a frame by echoing something in the introduction – repeating a key phrase, completing an anecdote or answering a question, for example.<br />
  19. 19. Things to consider<br />What is a good topic?<br />
  20. 20. What do you know about?<br />Do you understand how something works?<br />
  21. 21. Can you put a twist on something ordinary?<br />Your topic does not have to be dazzling.<br />
  22. 22. What do you know well?<br />How to take great candid photos<br />
  23. 23. How to play a casino gameHow to order at a restaurant<br />
  24. 24. How wine is madeHow a microscope works<br />
  25. 25. Do you know how to stop a baby’s crying?<br />
  26. 26. Do you know how to win atApples to Apples?<br />
  27. 27. Do you know how to find out where the best bands are playing around town?<br />
  28. 28. Do you know how the retina works?<br />
  29. 29. In your process analysis essay<br />Break it down for us!<br />
  30. 30. You are the expert<br />No source but yourself<br />Length: Title page + 2-3 pages, double-spaced, 12 point Arial or Times New Roman<br />APA format<br />Draft due for peer review next week<br />

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