Published on October 17, 2017
Revising Instructions into a Process Description: Revising Instructions into a Process Description Issues & Answers Assignment Goals: To edit a set of instructions into a process description . Issues Shift in point of view Active versus passive voice. Agency to objects Choppiness Other grammatical issues. Assignment Goals Examples: Instructions: Place the pan under the drain plug to catch the oil. Process Description: The pan is placed under the drain plug to catch the oil. Active versus Passive Voice The pan placed under the drain plug catches the oil. Examples Choppiness: Opening the hood allows access to the oil filter, but some cars may need to be elevated. A car supported by the jack provided for changing tires can easily slip off the jack and cause injury or death . For some cars, merely raising the hood allows access to the oil filter. If doing so does not provide access, the only way to get to the filter may be to raise the car to get underneath it. Raising the car can be dangerous, however. A car supported only by the jack provided for changing tires can easily slip off, causing injury or death. Choppiness Slide5: ?