Post  a link to your directions here in one of three ways: 1) to google document, 2) to Wikihow, or 3 to E-How.

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Document design in next two assignments

Today, you receive your review documents with a grade.  We will now revise this document into a second version that will earn a new grade. In this case, the document "look" matters as much as the content. Those of you who did not earn an A, will be able to revise the text in this new version.  We will work on the document design in class this week and next. Thus, you earn two grades for this assignment.

Document design and directions (the next assignment):

Here is a guide to planning the directions assignment. We divide the material into three sections:  front matter, the heart of the directions (numbered, ordered commands), and back matter.

Directions, like the resume, rely on "document design."  The way we arrange the material for the audience, context, and purpose is as important as the content.

Audience/Context/Purpose -- essential aspects of all documents.  In designing directions or procedures documents, think of the audience as a user more than areader.

Sample of a directions document:  Surviving a Cougar Attack. 

 

BRING YOUR DIGITAL COPIES OF YOUR TWO-ARTICLE REVIEW TO CLASS, SO THAT YOU CAN REVISE AND ASK ME QUESTION, AS WELL AS FORMAT THE NEXT VERSION. WE WILL ALSO WORK ON DIRECTIONS.

Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 07:20AM by Registered CommenterMarybeth Shea | CommentsPost a Comment

Put Directions Title Here

Add your audience analysis here. Then link to the directions in one of three places:

  • google document (you will need a gmail account; be sure to share or make your document publically viewable)
  • Wikihow
  • eHow

Print them off and place in your folder.  For Wikihow and eHow directions, check back in a few days.  You may find that they are edited or merged with similar directions.

Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 06:58AM by Registered CommenterMarybeth Shea | Comments122 Comments