Introducing steps

Subject: Introducing steps
From: Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: tech2wr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:32:26 -0700 (PDT)

I'm taking a tech writing class. My teacher says that I shouldn't use an infinitive clause to introduce a series of steps (To install Sigil:) but should use a dependent clause (To install Sigil, follow these steps:) or words to that effect.=0A=A0=0AI really don't like that formulation - it seems to me that "follow these steps" part is unnecessary and is implied by the fact that steps follow. but she's the teacher, so I guess I've gotta follow her style.
Is there a more graceful way of phrasing things? How do you introduce a series of steps?

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