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Writing and Communicating Technical Information: Process Analysis

What is Process Analysis?

"Process analysis identifies, describes, and explains the sequence of events in a repeatable process" (Lannon & Gurak, 2015, p. 270).

"Process description are appropriate when the reader needs to be informed about the action but does not need to perform it. If you suspect a reader may in fact be a user -- i.e., someone who uses your document to perform the process -- always write instructions" (Pfeiffer & Boogerd, 2007, p. 168).

 

Lannon, J.M., Klepp, D. & Gurak L.J. (2015). Technical communication (6th Canadian ed.).Toronto : Pearson Canada.

Pfeiffer, W., & Boogerd, J. (2007). Technical communication : A practical approach (4th Canadian ed.). Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Sample Process Analysis

These samples are from the Free Online Textbook for Technical Writing provided and maintained by David McMurrey.

Warning: These files are registered with numerous plagiarism-checking services.

 

 

Key Resources for Process Analysis

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