Discuss 2-3 of the strategies above that you think would be useful in completing your instructions this week.

This week’s reading in Chapter 5.4 details
a number of strategies for making complex information accessible and
understandable to a non-specialist audience:
Defining unfamiliar terms
Comparing to familiar things
Elaborating the process
Providing description
Reviewing theoretical background
Providing examples and applications
Shorter sentences and paragraphs
The “in-other-words” technique
Posing rhetorical questions
Explaining the importance or significance
Providing illustration
Providing historical background
Providing the human perspective
Stronger transitions
Your
writing assignment this week will ask you to create a set of written
and visual instructions for a healthcare-related task that you are
highly familiar and comfortable with, written specifically for a
nonspecialist reader. For this discussion, brainstorm a list of 3
possible tasks that you might want to write your instructions on.
Share your list of possible instructions tasks with the class.
Discuss 2-3 of the strategies above that you think would be useful in completing your instructions this week.

Explain why.
Be
sure to define or describe the strategies in your own words so it’s
clear that you understand what the strategy is all about.

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