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Whether you are creating standard operating procedures for your high-powered business, developing instructions for use for a new medical device, or writing directions for your elderly neighbor on how to check e-mail, it is critical to design your instructions in a manner that gets the expected results. Here are a few key instructions…for writing instructions. Know where you are going Before getting into the step-by-step details be clear about the end objective for your instructions so that the person following the instructions is clear from the start about where they are heading. Include a clear heading, title, or lead-in objective statement to make sure the person following your instructions has the end in mind every step of the way. Talk the Talk It is critical to know your audience! Make sure to use language that is understandable to the user of your instructions – see the example provided in the … Continue reading

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