RE: introducing steps

Subject: RE: introducing steps
From: "Dan" <dangarza1 -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 20:45:49 -0500

To ensure the installation of Sigil is a smashing success, follow these
steps in the order given...or else I'll go to your house and whack you.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+dangarza1=comcast -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+dangarza1=comcast -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf
Of Becca
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 7:48 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: introducing steps

I'm taking a class in technical writing. My teacher says never to introduce
a series of steps with an infinitive (To install Sigil) but to use an
independent clause ("To install Sigil, follow these steps:" or words to that
effect. To me, the clause "follow these steps" is imlied by the fact that
steps follow. Still, it's the teacher, so I have to follow her style.
Is there a more graceful way to introduce steps? how do yo do it? I'm pretty
much coming up dry.


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