First, let’s start by thinking about how the following things work. Try to come up with a few sentences to describe the process.

  • How to buy something online
  • The lifecycle of a butterfly
  • How to make a sandwich
  • The Scientific Method
  • How to study for an exam

The things you described in the warm up are all examples of process writing. There are two basic types of processes:

Instructional Process

This type of process explains how to do something. It describes a step-by-step way to fix a problem or complete a task. It is basically a set of instructions.

Some examples of instructional processes are:

  • How to unlock a smartphone
  • How to bake a cake (all recipes are instructional processes)
  • How to lose 20 pounds in 3 months
  • How to reduce stress during an exam

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