Process Analysis Task Introduction A process analysis is an article where a describes stage by stage how something is prepared. A process analysis has two forms; it can either explain how to perform something, (directive) or give out information on how something functions (informative) (Warner & Hilliard, 2010). This study explores the steps to writing a process analysis. The aim of a process analysis reader is to understand the steps or stages of the writer, for example, how oil can be separated from water, while the aim of a reader of a set of instructions is to accomplish a task, for example, how to prepare a meal, both without the help of the writer.
Writing an exemplary process analysis paper entails the steps discussed below. Firstly, choose a topic. The topic is a vital part in the process analysis, since it gives the overview of what a person is writing about. A too broad subject involves a complicated process which may baffle the readers. Straightforward topics are easy to comprehend. Secondly, choose a thesis statement and an introduction for the process analysis (Norton & Waldman, 2011).
A thesis statement forms the moral fibre of the process analysis, while the introduction gives a brief explanation of the topic. These two elements should act as a guide to the readers; therefore, they should be brief and to clear. Thirdly, jot down the steps chronologically as opposed to essay form, since the reader should see them as either instructions or information (Norton & Waldman, 2011). This style is straightforward and can be followed devoid of the help of the writer. While writing the process analysis, settle on the form, which is directive or informative (Warner & Hilliard, 2010).
Fourthly, think about the target group. Knowing the audience dictates the amount of information to reveal. This will aid in deciding the point of view of the process analysis. If the purpose is to have the audience carry out the steps, use the second person participle to connect with the reader. Fifthly, make sure the process is arranged in the correct order as a mistake in omission of one step could lead to disastrous results (Norton & Waldman, 2011). For example, if it is a recipe and a step is omitted the meal will be a waste.
In addition, ensure the steps hold up the thesis statement to enhance cohesion of the process and make following easier. Sixthly, choose the language of the process properly. Direct, formal language is easier to understand than unofficial language. Formal language gives the process a serious tone more or less like commands, such that they have to be followed to the end. Intermediary words like ‘first’, and ‘then’ are the best to use as they are easy to follow (Warner & Hilliard, 2010).
Avoid excessive words and include only essential details. Lastly, write a conclusion that accentuates the whole process and offers an overview. Ensure that no new process is introduced in conclusion as they will confuse readers. The writer should attempt performing the steps to determine how reliable and accurate the process is (Norton & Waldman, 2011). This will ensure that no mistakes, repetitions or oversights are found in the process (Warner & Hilliard, 2010). Conclusion A conclusive process analysis paper has to follow the steps mentioned above.
The write should remember that the reader needs to follow the steps without their help. References Norton, S., & Waldman, N. (2011). Canadian content. Toronto: Nelson Education. Warner, J. S., & Hilliard, J. (2010). Visions across the Americas: Short essays for composition. Boston, MA: Wadsworth.