Isn’t it frustrating when instructions are not clear? Whether you are trying to program your cell phone, install a ceiling fan or follow a recipe, it is so much easier to do or make something when the instructions are clear. In this Project, you will practice following and giving multistep written instructions.
This Project has two parts. For the first part, you will need to follow a set of instructions; for the second part, you will create a set of instructions.
- Identify a safe, low-cost task such as knitting a scarf, doing the laundry or programming a television remote. Once you have identified your task, locate a set of instructions (at least seven steps in length) for that task and follow them. For each step, take a picture that shows you completing it. Create a document that includes a copy of the instructions you followed and the pictures of each step.
- Write your own set of instructions for a second task. Your directions must include at least seven steps. Be sure to use your own words—do not copy directly from another source. To be effective, your instructions must be clear and easy to follow, with the steps ordered in a logical sequence. Your steps should be written using action verbs like “Open,” “Place,” “Combine,” and “Cut.” Remember to include a list of any materials needed to complete the project.