Re: Sample Project for "Take Your Kids to Work" Day

Subject: Re: Sample Project for "Take Your Kids to Work" Day
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 11:17:55 -0700

I love Daniel's suggestion of instructions for how to clean your room.
One of my first technical writing class assignments way back when was to
write instructions for making balloon animals a project in a speech
class required instructions for how to tie shoe laces, but both of those
instructions would be a bit complicated for a child. I have a few less
complicated suggestions and some that could get too complicated, but
that have simpler options for kids.

* How to care for pet.
* How to schedule homework and playtime.
* How to plan a party, like a birthday party.
* How to organize a desk at an office.
* Emergency instructions for some particular emergency, like:
o what to do if somebody falls and is unconscious.
o what to in a fire.
o what to do in an earthquake.
o how to find the fire extinguishers in the office.
* How to answer the office phone (with the company greeting) and
other phone procedures, like transfer calls, put calls on hold,
and check voicemail.


On 11/1/2010 6:35 AM, Suzette Leeming wrote:
> Our company always organizes an excellent program for the Take Your Kids to
> Work day, which is going to be on Wednesday. I've always given a short
> presentation on technical writing, and then given them a short exercise -
> writing the instructions for making a peanut butter sandwich. I'm getting
> bored with that though, and wondered if anyone had any ideas on something
> else I could give them; preferably something that doesn't require a lot of
> preparation.


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