wr0. Course introduction
wr1. Writing fundamentals
wr1-0. Introduction :29
wr1-1. Chose simple words :54
wr1-2. More verbs less adjectives :33
wr1-3. Use the present tense 1:05
wr1-4. Compound your sentences :25
wr1-5. Keep paragraphs short:29
wr1-6. Use the past tense 1:13
wr1-7. Review :56
wr2. Planning your message
wr2-0. Introduction: 1:06
wr2-1. Start with the ending: :36
wr2-2. Now start your beginning :19
wr2-3. Adjusting the middle 1:01
wr2-4. Captions add picture value 1:15
wr2-5. Headlines attract readers :44
wr2-6. Review 1:07
wr3. Writing with purpose
wr3-0. Introduction :37
wr3-1. Feature you 1:29
wr3-2. A short video script :47
wr3-3. Press release 1:26
wr3-4. Business cover letter 1:33
wr3-5. Instruction manual 1:18
wr3-6. Review :33
wr4. No this
wr4-0. Introduction 1:12
wr4-1. No alphabet soup 1:11
wr4-2. No abbreviations :45
wr4-3. No contractions :46
wr4-4. No slang and no swearing 2:19
wr4-5. No misspelling :56
wr4-6. Never misspell names :50
wr4-7. Review :38
wr3-5. Instruction manual
Organizing information is a big part of providing instructions.
Learn what readers are trying to do that they can't figure out.
Write very simply and follow what you learned in chapter one, Writing Fundamentals.
Here are the basic guidelines for a cooking recipe.
1. Show the finished product or result
2. Ingredients you will need or comes included with your project
3. Tools you will need
4. Pictures or videos with text or narration (spoken from a text) showing how to do something step-by-step.
wr3-5p. Instruction manual
These instructions apply to most kinds of directions. Here is an example of how I make my daily cup of coffee.
Your practice is to write the instructions on how to do this.
If you prefer, you can create a set of instructions for something easy to learn about that you can do at home, nearby, or at work. If you start something different, make a little video or photos. But first, write the instructions.