Process writing can be classified into two types according to its purpose.
Writing a Process Essay
There are two types of process writing.
One type explains how to do something.
The other type explains how something works.
This type process writing is designed to tell someone how to do something. The reader should be able to follow the directions your essay and successfully do what you are explaining.How to do something
The purpose of this type of process essay is to inform the reader. The reader is not going to do the process explained in the essay, but the reader will understand the process when he or she finishes reading the essay.How Something Works.
The introduction to a process essay may tell the reader about a problem. The thesis statement, which is usually the last sentence of the introduction, tells the reader how to solve the problem. In the example introduction, the writer presents a child with a behavioral problem; then the writer presents a solution to the child’s behavioral problem. The writer uses a psychologist name Dr. Mo to present the solution to Reza’s son’s problem. Do you think Dr. Mo, Reza, and little Ali are real people?The Introduction
When describing a process, it is important to make a plan so you don’t skip any important steps. It is also important to list all the materials that the reader needs to have in order to follow the steps. It is important to be very familiar with the process you are writing about. Think the process through very carefully and make sure you have included all the necessary steps and that they are in the correct order.The Body
The conclusion may be similar to the introduction. It will remind the reader of both the problem and the solution. The conclusion sometimes warns the reader about the dangers involved in following the steps incorrectly or offer suggestions about overcoming certain difficulties.The Conclusion
Since process essays follow time order, they use time order transitions. Be careful to use the correct punctuation with each transition. Use these transitions to help mark the steps in your process essay so they are easy to follow.
The first step is
Before doing the next step, …..
The next to the last thing you need to do is…
The last step is ….