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Process Analysis

  1. 1. p. 243-271<br />Process Analysis<br />
  2. 2. Process Essay<br />Process analysis explains how to do or make something.<br />It can be straightforward; “This is how you do it.”<br />It can include evaluation of the process.<br />
  3. 3. Kinds of Analysis<br />Directional Process Analysis- gives the steps in the process that the reader can perform.<br />Informational Process Analysis- explains how something is made or done, but the reader is not likely to perform the process. <br />
  4. 4. Steps<br />Include all important steps: readers need every single step in order to complete a task or understand the process fully.<br />Explain how each step is performed: in-depth explanations help readers understand better & perform steps easily.<br /> Explain the significance of a step or why it is performed. If readers fail to understand the importance of a step, they may skip it. <br />
  5. 5. Explanation<br />Explain trouble spots & what not to do. Mentioning possible problems or mistakes can help readers avoid them. <br />Mention necessary items & define unfamiliar terms. If certain materials are required, mention them in the beginning. Also, technical terms or jargon should be defined.<br />
  6. 6. Explanation<br />Include examples and description; these aspects will only help readers understand better.<br />Use visuals; graphs, pictures, diagrams, charts, & drawings can help readers understand all or part of the process. This is especially helpful is the process is complicated or long.<br />

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