Week 6: Achieving a Readable Style; Instructables Workshop

The photos you brought to class on Thursday looked very promising, and at this point you should be editing (or in some cases, reshooting) those photos, then integrating them with the written text for your Instructable. By the end of class next Thursday, your Instructable should be almost ready to publish. Here’s how we’ll get there:

On Tuesday, we’ll talk about issues of style and readability. Technical writing has a reputation for being dry and often confusing, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Please read Chapter 4 in the textbook before you come to class and bring your textbook and whatever text you’ve drafted for your Instructable with you to class.

On Thursday, we’ll conduct a peer-review workshop for the Instructables assignment, so you should have a complete draft of your project (images and text) uploaded to the site before you come to class. You shouldn’t “publish” your project, but you should make sure that your images and text are divided into the appropriate number of steps and that you have added annotations to your images as needed.

As always, if you have any questions, or if you want to talk about your Instructables project, just let me know.

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