Accession Number:

ADA243117

Title:

Plain English Techniques for Writing Manuals and a Proposed DSS for Basic Instruction Manual Writing Procedures

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

This thesis proposes a design for a DSS that will be used by the designers of instruction manuals for enlisted service members in the grades of E-1 - E-5 in the Department of Defense DoD. The purpose of this proposed DSS is to help authors create manuals that will be easily comprehended by service members so they can quickly and effortlessly accomplish a task. Current research from the document design field and Plain English movement are reviewed to determine the best way to structure a written document whose sole purpose is adult instruction. The rules for creating the DSS are developed from this literature review.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE