Assignment 4.2: Using instructive language

Purpose of the assignment

You will practice using instructive language.

Subject matter

  • All of chapter 4, but specifically section 4.3
  • For the four-sides model of communication, please refer to section 1.1


  • You are the manager of corporate communication in a certain company that established a new prize for the best corporate performance by a division of the company. You are asked to write an instructive text to staff members regarding the procedures that they should follow when applying for this prize. Using your own imagination regarding the typical steps that might be needed for such a process, write an instructive text addressed to managers of divisions. While doing so, keep in mind the different aspects of style discussed in chapter 4 and the four-sides model of communication discussed in chapter 1.