ASSIGNMENT 8: Process Analysis
ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW ASSIGNMENT SHOULD FOLLOW THE FORMAT AS SAMPLE PAPERS.
Assignment 8 continues to build on skills covered in earlier assignments. At the same time, it introduces the importance of graphics in Technical Writing documents and the common task of describing a sequence of events in chronological order.
As always, begin by reading the assignment details on page 28 of your textbook.
Be sure to consult the supplemental materials at the back of your textbook, including:
- The discussion of process writing on page 158.
- The section on graphics in technical writing on page 174.
- The example diagrams on page 198.
Also, carefully read the sample process analysis papers that begin on page 29, paying particular attention to how the authors cite their diagrams.
HOW TO CITE DIAGRAMS:
Choose one of the topics suggested below. . You cannot write on the water cycle, photosynthesis, animal development, or how bodily organs perform their functions.
**If you consult outside sources, you must include an MLA or APA reference page.
|Grammar and coherence||10 points|
|Diagram (cited, titled, referenced in text)||10 points|
|Consistent use of person, mood, and tense||10 points|
|Formatting (use of parallel headings, etc.)||10 points|
|Content and use of detail||25 points|
PROCESS ANALYSIS TOPICS
How a wifi network works
How red wine is made
How picked cotton is turned into fabric
How pencils are made
How a toilet flushes
How an airplane takes flight
How a piano produces sound
How a diamond forms
How a virus infects a computer
How mail is processed by the USPS
How satellites work
How suspension bridges are built
How an air conditioner works
How milk goes from the cow to the carton
How a convection oven works
How glass is recycled
How beavers build dams
How juries are selected
How peanut butter is made
How a spider catches its prey
How a defibrillator works
How plant fiber become paper
How corn becomes ethanol
How sinkholes form
How the Heimlich maneuver is performed on an adult
How pyramid schemes work
How to become a police officer
How an amendment is added to the Constitution
How sponges reproduce
How coins are made
How sewage is treated
How 3D glasses work