A procedure tells how to do or make something. A procedure usually consists of three main parts:
- Aim/goal. This part tell what will be made or done.
- Material. This part gives a list of what is needed.
- Steps. This part explain how to do it.
A recipe and manual are examples of procedures. Short and clear instruction are necessary in a procedure. Simple present tense and imperative (action verb) are mostly used in a procedure.
An example of a procedure:
How to Battery of Your Cell Phone
- Connect the charger to a wall outlet.
- Connect the charger to the phone. The battery indicator bar starts scrolling. If not charging is displayed, wait for a while disconnect the charger, plug it in again, and retry. If charging still fails, contact your dealer.
- When the battery is fully charged, the bar stops scrolling. Disconnect the charger from the phone and the wall outlet.
- Short and clear instructions are necessary in a procedure
- Simple present tense and imperatives (action verbs) are mostly used in a procedure.