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In teaching students how to accomplish a process analysis paper, I have 
students develop the instructions for diapering a baby.  Then, after we 
are satisfied, I have them actually do it on a doll.  If the diaper 
stays up, success, if not, failure.


Ron

Ronald D. Illingworth
Professor
Interior-Aleutians Campus
University of Alaska Fairbanks
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On Nov 17, 2006, at 9:58 AM, Kathryn VanWagoner wrote:

> I've heard of, but never actually seen, an activity where students 
> write
> out directions on how to make a peanut butter sandwich, then the 
> teacher
> follows the directions literally.  Can be a messy endeavor.
>
> Again, shows the importance of clear directions.
>
>>>> "William W. Ziegler" <[log in to unmask]> 11/17/2006 9:07 AM
>>>>
> I sometimes use a direction-writing assignment in developmental
> writing
> classes. I ask students to write clear instructions for how to play a
> kids' game--not one with well-known rules, but games that evolve often
> in a neighborhood or family with rules passed along orally. It can
> help
> get across the sense of how directions work from both sides--creator
> and
> user.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kimberly Zernechel
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> Subject: [LRNASST-L] Following Directions
>
> Does any one have any directions for following directions?  I'm trying
> to put together some simple ideas (like read, reread and mark) for
> students to help them better read and understand directions.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Kim Zernechel
> Reading/Study Skills Department
> Minneapolis Community & Technical College
>
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