How-To Article: Characteristics, Examples & Process


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How-to writing describes a specific _____ so that the reader may do the same task.

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1. One element to consider in how-to-writing is the _____ situation, meaning why you are addressing this particular process at this particular time.

2. In a how-to article of any kind, it is important to write the steps in the process in correct _____ order.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess what you know about writing how-to articles. The quiz consists of five short multiple-choice questions and can be taken at any time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on the following:

  • What how-to articles describe
  • An element to consider when writing how-to articles
  • Important aspect of all how-to articles in order to avoid duplication
  • How to meet the needs of the reader
  • Handling complex how-to instructions

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about writing how-to articles
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what is described in how-to articles and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about meeting the needs of the reader

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled How-To Article: Characteristics, Examples & Process. Here are examples of what the lesson will cover:

  • Basic guidelines for writing a how-to article
  • Examples of specific instructions
  • Overall goal of the writer
  • How to take the reader's experience into account