Documents that enable users to carry out specific actions forwell-defined results are said to be task-oriented. Atask-oriented document seeks to describe a performance in enoughdetail to enable the reader to carry out the task. Task-orienteddocuments such as specifications, documentation, andinstructions, transfer expertise. They enable their users toperform specific tasks as the absent expert would.
Typical task-oriented documents include
In all these documents, the author is providing expert guidancethat ensures a given standard of performance.
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