PROCESS Analysis: one example
a condition, issue, problem or situation (status quo)
scope/context of problem
solutionthat addresses the condition or ONE part of the
the problem/solution gathering context, statistics/trends, scope of
condition/problem needing solution
TOPIC: how to address/prevent growing trend
of nursing injuries in hospital setting
Possible factors/causes/context of the problem from this
2/4/15 profile http://www.npr.org/2015/02/04/382639199/hospitals-fail-to-protect-nursing-staff-from-becoming-patients include:
trends to nurses in hospital setting (last two decades or so)
cost trends to hospitals/nurses due to injuries
patients (in keeping with changing demographics in general population)
patients (given high costs of hospitalization only sickest patients are
out of bed sooner procedures for better patient outcomes, and earlier
discharges from hospital
heavier patient handling procedures (do not exist, are not followed,
equipment designed for lifting heavier patients not-purchased or too few
Given the above what might a process-solution focus on:
focus on heavier patients since that is larger public health issue
focus on sicker patients since that has to do with broader issue of high
hospitalization/health costs issue
reconsider hospital preferences for getting ALL patients up and out of bed
so soon but patients are still heavier and sicker
heavier patient handling proceduresâ€”do they exist, do they work, are they
followed (and if not, what needs to be adjusted)—present a
process-solution focusing on safer patient handling procedures
for heavier, sicker patientswhich better protects nursing staff
from being injured.
process MIGHT include:
equipment designed for lifting heavier patients (available, affordable,
adequately stored, etc.0
required to operate equipment
(possibly additional?) staff in operating procedures/equipment
of hospital facilities
submit your process prewriting
byclicking on the
Prewriting Process link (above).
description of the
problem/condition/issue requiring a process/solution
outline steps in proposed process/solution
identify outcome/goal to be achieved
PREWRITING is a planning document;
it is not a draft but the mental roadmap in the form of an outline that you
plan on following in writing the draft. Turn in what you have, as
thoroughly and thoughtfully as you can, by the Friday deadline, and earlier if
possibl. If you proceed with writing a draft before having the prewriting
evaluated, you will not receive credit for prewriting and more importantly you
risk putting substanital work into the draft of a topic that may need to be
completely scrapped and reworked.
Think small, think pragmatic.
Choose something possibly even work-related that you can use as a basis to
examine, evaluate and recommend a stepped approach to implement change or
achieve X–whatever that X is.
If considering a broader issue
or topic please noteTOPIC
LIMITATION:you may NOT write on any
aspect of abortion, capital punishment, obesity or any eating
disorder, bullying, or the decriminalization of any drug, including medicinal
Length: 5 pages double spaced, plus l page
Writing a Process Essay is beneficial in other ways, too.
a process into steps and explaining each involves making judgments.
When you detail the way something works or how a particular action is
accomplished, you develop greater understanding of the subject while
ability to explain a process can also provide valuable skills for the
workplace. If you have an idea for a new product, for example,
youâ€™ll know ways to effectively explain it to management. Or you
might have a strategy that will ensure your company saves money;
categorizing and explaining the process of your plan will help others
visualize and enact what needs to be done.
a Process Essay is also a great way to hone instruction-taking skills and
reinforce ability needed to accomplish a large project by breaking it into
manageable pieces. This kind of thinking will assist in many college
endeavors, especially when you are tasked with completing a large class
project or research assignment.
1) Select a process about
which youâ€™d like to write, keeping in mind that this process should be in the
form of a solution or method by which you achieve a stated goal. Your textbook
offers the following prompts to spark your thinking: process in
nature, process in the news, process that helps someone get a job or
attain another objective, process that helps people accomplish a specific
goal. SEE TOPIC LIMITATION STATEMENT ABOVE.
2) Brainstorm ideas for the
3) Use the opening section of
your essay to introduce the topic, giving an overview of the issue/condition,
and the process/solution that addresses the issue, and why it is important.
4) Use the middle section of
your essay to describe specific steps or parts of the process, ensuring
the reader understands how each is linked to the others; describe the outcome
of the process and its relevance.
5) Use the closing section of
your essay to summarize the process and how/why the steps in that process
results in the stated outcome.
6) Revise the entire document
as many times as necessary to ensure your thoughts are clearly conveyed and
paragraphs are logically developed. Your essayâ€™s final version should be
written in 3rd person: Do not use 2nd person
(â€œyouâ€) or 1st person (â€œIâ€).
7) Integrate outside sources
following either MLA or APA guidelines for in-text and end references.
8) Ensure the final draft is 5
pages in length, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins. Use Times New Roman
style and 12 point font. Include a separate title page with an essay title that
does more than simply restate the assignment type.
9) Edit for spelling, grammar,