By Kori Stack. January 25, 2021

Technical descriptive writing is an important skill for anyone with an interest in tech-related business, engineering, and science. In the example of coding a computer, it involves the ability to describe to the computer exactly what you want to happen. Whatever is input will be output.

Exactly Follow Their Instructions

The phrase "garbage-in, garbage-out" definitely applies!

We recently practiced this skill with an exercise of "How to Make Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich." Our young heroes wrote directions for making a PB &J and we decided to test how good their directions were by exactly following their instructions. 

It was really fun! 

Give It A Try, It's Really Fun

Here is a link to a description of this exercise if you want to try it at home (it will likely take a couple tries to come up with a 'normal' looking sandwich):

Here are our first sandwiches. Their 2nd drafts were much better than the 1st.