Mowing the Lawn

You’re a high-level attorney, a single parent raising two girls: Marie 15, Anna 12. You and your girls live in a lovely home in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. with almost half an acre of land. The summers are hot, humid, often rainy. The grass needs to be cut once a week. 

It’s time for Marie to take over mowing the lawn. It’s a little tricky, though. Tree roots pop up in unexpected spots. There is lots of mowing around bushes. The winds at night leave twigs strewn across the lawn. Tiny stones can shoot off like bullets into all sorts of directions. And the powerful mower is to be handled carefully. You need to explain to Marie how to cut the lawn efficiently, and without injuring herself or anyone else.

Put yourself in the same or similar situation. In your home culture. Because you can type fast, you pull out your laptop in order to describe the process for Marie. What will that little process manual look like: chapters, sequence, length, depth, etc.?

Mowing the Lawn

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