Below is a sample outline to help you plan you paper, plus two sample essays. While not perfect, they are good examples of what I am looking for in an informative process analysis essay.
Please see your syllabus for due dates for this essay. All essays will be turned in to the dropbox.
For your assignment, you will complete an INFORMATIVE Process Analysis Essay.
Process analysis = sequence of related events to excplain how things work/ how things happen.
Directive process analysis = how to do something step-by-step; directions for completing work (to make something). Examples: recipes, model kits, sewing patterns, etc.
***Informative process analysis*** = how something works. Examples: how to make a relationship that lasts; how to lose a guy in 10 days; how to be happy in life. Textbook example = how a zamboni works.
Topics: Should be something you know and do not have to research. A good way to find topics are to look at your hobbies, interests, and strengths. For example, you may wish to talk about how an oven works; how an internet search engine or face recognition works; or how a 2-year old child works!
Be sure you present the information chronologically (in time order). There are also many other ideas to think about before you start writing:
The following infromation is true for all writing, but here it is again so you can refresh your memory.
Your introduction should:
Your conclusion should: