Ch 12: Technical Instructions: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Technical Instructions chapter of this Technical Writing Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about technical instructions. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the ways to structure, write and evaluate technical instructions required in a typical technical writing course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other technical writing work.
  • Identify the technical instructions concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our Technical Writing Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn technical instructions and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the content, structure and purpose of technical instructions, the role of ethics, the writing process or any other technical instructions topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their English learning
  • Prefer learning English visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their technical instructions unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in technical writing
  • Don't have access to their English teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about technical instructions simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live technical writing tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn technical instructions on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the content, purpose and structure of technical instructions and their use in problem solving.
  • Explore how to consider the audience when creating technical instructions.
  • Examine ethics in technical instruction writing.
  • Discover how to use the writing process for technical instructions.
  • Look at the use of visuals in technical instructions.
  • Learn how to evaluate technical instructions using guidelines.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: Technical Instructions: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Technical Instructions: Purpose, Content & Structure

1. Technical Instructions: Purpose, Content & Structure

Technical instructions, also called technical manuals, are an important feature to include with your technology product. In this lesson, we'll examine how the function, content, and structure of technical instructions all work together.

Understanding the Audience When Writing Technical Instructions

2. Understanding the Audience When Writing Technical Instructions

When writing technical instructions, it's important to first understand who your audience is. In this lesson, we'll examine how knowing your audience can help you improve your technical writing and make it more accessible.

Role of Ethics in Technical Instructions

3. Role of Ethics in Technical Instructions

It might seem like writing technical instructions is a pretty clear process with no real ethical implications. But the truth is, there are many ethical considerations when writing technical manuals. Watch this lesson to find out more.

The Writing Process for Technical Instructions

4. The Writing Process for Technical Instructions

Technical writing, like other writing, follows an orderly process. In this lesson, we'll examine the writing process for technical instructions and manuals, including steps that are unique to the technical writing process.

The Role of Visuals in Technical Instructions

5. The Role of Visuals in Technical Instructions

Visual aids offer many benefits to technical instructions, but they are often overlooked by writers. In this lesson, we'll examine visuals in more detail, including what they are, the advantages of using them, and how to use them.

Evaluating Technical Instructions

6. Evaluating Technical Instructions

Making sure that the instructions that go with a product are usable is often just as important as making sure that the product itself is usable! In this lesson, we learn how to evaluate technical instructions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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