Write an analysis of the instructions’ effectiveness that addresses the following questions: o Text—can readers follow the instructions?

Objective: After completing this preparatory assignment, you will be able to identify the strengths
and weakness of an instructions document.
Rationale: Explaining how to complete a task to someone who has never done it before is a difficult
thing. Instructions are “process descriptions for human involvement” (Finkelstein 175), and they
are one of the most common of technical documents.
This assignment is meant to help you see the strengths and weaknesses of a set of instructions.
Directions: For this assignment, you will need to:
• Choose a set of instructions for building a paper airplane (or your instructor will assign a
set to you).
• Build the paper airplane by following only those instructions
• Write an analysis of the instructions’ effectiveness that addresses the following questions:
o Text—can readers follow the instructions?
o Visuals—how well to they aid the written text, to illustrate what to do to readers?
o Layout—how well do the instructions follow the principles of design?