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Description: Use process analysis to teach your audience how to do one of the step-by-step processes listed below. In addition to choosing a topic that aligns with your pathway/career field, I would strongly urge you to select a process that you feel you are uniquely qualified to teach. In other words, keep the focus on your own expertise and experience. Explain the process one step at a time, and be sure to provide your reader with enough detail to make each step clear. (Note: Although you will be explaining the steps of a process, do not write your essay as a numbered list. You must compose your essay in the traditional paragraph structure.)
IMPORTANT: A successful process analysis essay should go beyond simply explaining how to do the particular process; it must also make an argument that reinforces WHY or HOW the reader might benefit from knowing how to do these steps. Also, consider how your writing will respond and adapt to a variety of potential audiences, who will have differentiated knowledge levels and experiences.
Assessment: Your grade will derive from your abilities to describe successfully the process of your choosing using a variety of specific details and examples, to argue a clear claim/thesis, and to organize your thoughts in an effective, chronological manner to help your reader clearly understand your argument. Consult the Essay Rubric for a detailed list of the criteria that comprise A, B, C, D, and F essays.