WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

WRITING ASSIGNMENTS 1. Assume that you are on the job and that your new supervisor needs detailed knowledge about a mechanism you commonly work with. The mechanism could be a mechanical object, such as a machine or a form, or it could be non mechanical, such as a corporate structure. She will use the description a’s background for […]

WRITING THE DESCRIPTION OF A PERSON IN ACTION

WRITING THE DESCRIPTION OF A PERSON IN ACTION The outline below shows the usual form for writing a description of a person in action. This approach will work for all such descriptions. A description of a person in action, analyzed in some detail follows the outline. 1. Introduction 2. Definition of process 3. Equipment needed 4. Major […]

WRITING THE PROCESS DESCRIPTION

WRITING THE PROCESS DESCRIPTION The outline below shows the usual form of a description of a process that does not involve a person. This approach will work for all such descriptions. A process description, analyzed in some detail, follows the outline. 1. Introduction 2. Definition of operation 3. Principles(s) of operation 4. Major sequences of operation 5. […]

PLANNING THE PROCESS DESCRIPTION

PLANNING THE PROCESS DESCRIPTION Technical writers often describe processes. Methods of testing or evaluating, methods of installing, flow of material through a p’lant, the schedule for implementing a proposal, and the method for calculating depreciation are all exaQ1plesof processes. Manuals and reports contain many examples of process ,descriptions. Processes are usually one of two types: the operations of a mechanism or […]

WRITING THE MECHANISM DESCRIPTION

WRITING THE MECHANISM DESCRIPTION The outline below presents the usual fonn for writing a mechanism description. This basic approach, with slight variations, will work in most instances: I. Introduction A. Definition and purpose B. Overall description (size, weight, shape, material) C. Main parts II. Body: Description of Mechanism A. Main part A (definition followed by detailed description […]

PLANNING THE MECHANISM DESCRIPTION

PLANNING THE MECHANISM DESCRIPTION The goal of a mechanism description is to give readers all the information they need to know about the mechanism. Obviously you can’t describe every part in minute detail, so you select various key parts and their functions. Most important you must plan the description before writing it. When you plan a description of […]

THE COMMON ELEMENTS OF DESCRIPTION

THE COMMON ELEMENTS OF DESCRIPTION Regardless of the audience or purpose, all the descriptions you write should follow a general form: start with an overview, and add necessary details Gordon). For most descriptions, you should the following: • Define the mechanism or process • Explain its function or end goal. • Name its sub parts. • Give relevant […]

Description

Description THE COMMON ELEMENTS OF DESCRIPTION PLANNING THE MECHANISM DESCRIPTION WRITING THE MECHANISM DESCRIPTION PLANNING THE PROCESS DESCRIPTION WRITING THE PROCESS DESCRIPTION PLANNING THE DESCRIPTION OF A PERSON IN ACTION WRITING THE DESCRIPTION OF A PERSON IN ACTION Description is a technique widely used in technical writing. In fact, you will probably describe something – machines, processes, or systems – in every report […]