Ch 13: Technical Instructions

About This Chapter

This chapter covers a variety of issues pertaining to technical instructions in its engaging video lessons. The practice quizzes let you evaluate your comprehension throughout the chapter.

Technical Instructions - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Effective technical instructions are integral to understanding what needs to be done. This chapter will teach you the fundamental structure of technical instructions along with what calls for them to be written. Our short video lessons contain real-world examples to help you understand the covered topics, and you have the option to send questions to instructors as needed. As you go through this chapter, you'll get to find out about:

  • The problem-solving role of technical instructions
  • Taking note of the intended audience when developing instructions
  • Ethical considerations that pertain to technical instructions
  • Placing visuals within technical instructions

Video Objective
Technical Instructions: Purpose, Content & Structure Explore the key elements of technical instructions.
Understanding the Audience When Writing Technical Instructions Examine the importance of writing appropriately according to the audience.
Role of Ethics in Technical Instructions Discover the ethical influences that come into play with technical instructions.
The Writing Process for Technical Instructions Learn about the different stages in the process of writing technical instructions.
The Role of Visuals in Technical Instructions Investigate how visual aids are used in technical instructions.
Evaluating Technical Instructions Understand different checklists that can be used to assess the quality of technical instructions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: Technical Instructions
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
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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