Write a clear set of instructions that tells your audience how to perform a specific task. In your introduction, briefly state what the reader will learn from your instructions. What is the purpose? Who should read it? Why? If helpful, also explain what the reader will not learn.
- Organize information in small chunks
- Guide the reader with clear titles and subtitles
- Write steps as commands (imperative mode)
- Use active voice
- Number sequential steps
- Use bullet points for options
Optionally, include illustrations, side notes, glossary terms, and other marginalia that might be helpful for your reader. However, remember that this is a short writing assignment. Do not spend a lot of time on images.
Suggested Length: 300 to 500 words