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    Upon completion of this chapter, readers will be able to do the following:
  1. Analyze and evaluate a set of technical instructions.
  2. Write clear and accurate instructions with an introduction and conclusion.
  3. Develop and design an instruction manual for a specific audience.

The focus for this chapter is one of the most important of all uses of technical writing—instructions. As you know, instructions are those step-by-step explanations of how to do something: how to build, operate, repair, or maintain things.


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