•Process=a step-by-step movement fromone point to the ending point.•Analysis=a careful examination; a closedetailed look at how something is done.
The Big IdeaA process paper is a. . . •a series of events •a sequence of events •an orderly progression of events
The process paper explains how to make something. Onlywrite on what you do well. How to Bake How to Bake Bread
How to From your Own Experience.Teach your readers how to plant adish garden
Write directions on how to do something—makesomething.
How Something WorksA process paper will describe howsomething works.
•Be very familiar with how to perform a serviceif you write about it.•Make your process paper organized into easy tofollow directions.
1. Use chronological order (time)2. Include information on special equipment before explaining how to do something.3. Don’t leave out any steps.4. Define unfamiliar terms.
1. Be very familiar with your subject.2. Have at least three steps.3. Make sure the steps can be easily visualized.4. Each step needs to be distinct from the others.5. Don’t use two words: “how to” in your title—it should be clear once the reader finishes your paper.
1. Do not include steps of the process in the beginning of your paper.2. Begin by preparing the reader-why should the reader care about the process?3. Likewise, have no steps in the ending, but a positive note about the process.4. Do not list the steps as, “Step One.”5. Instead explain the process in a paragraph using normal words.
Write in Organized Manner1. The topic sentence tells readers what you will explain.2. Your supporting sentences explain in detail the necessary steps.3. In the conclusion ease out of the topic on a positive note.
Transitional WordsAt the beginningAt first In the As you start beginningTo begin The first step When you beginIn the middle of theprocessNext After that Continuing withThe next step is When this As you continue step is finishedFinallyAs you finish Toward the The last step end