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Title: How To Write An Effective Tutorial


1
How To Write An Effective Tutorial
  • By Nicholas Chase
  • tutorial_at_nicholaschase.com
  • http//www.nicholaschase.com/tutorial

2
Introduction
  • Who is this tutorial for?
  • What is a tutorial, anyway?
  • What were going to cover

3
What is a tutorial, anyway?
  • Largely in the eye of the beholder
  • Shows how to do something in particular
  • Learning styles
  • Planning is the hardest part

4
What were going to cover
  • Introduction
  • Choosing your topic
  • Know thy audience
  • Breaking it down
  • Putting it together
  • Summary

5
Choosing your topic
  • Dont just sit there, DO something the
    importance of an example
  • What NOT to cover
  • When the topics not baked yet

6
The importance of an example
http//www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/ws-dw-ws
goog-i.html
7
When the topics not baked yet
http//www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/ac-dw-ac
-intro-i.html
8
Know thy audience
  • Who would want to know this? Why?
  • What do they already know about this topic?
  • What do they already know about other, related
    topics?
  • Whats their culture like?

9
Breaking it down
  • Overall areas and skills
  • Specific tasks they need to accomplish the
    example
  • Concepts and terms they need to know for those
    tasks

10
Overall areas and skills
http//www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/wa-dw-wa
dynpos-i.html
11
Specific tasks they need to accomplish the example
12
Concepts and terms they need to know for those
tasks
  • Can be interspersed with the text
  • Can be used as a framework for the overview

13
Putting it together
  • Put together the example and outline
  • Does your example cover everything?
  • Transitions why is this here?
  • Scope how much is enough?

14
Summary
  • Summary
  • Resources
  • This presentation http//www.nicholaschase.com/tu
    torial/tutorial.html
  • IBMs developerWorks http//www.ibm.com/developer
    works
  • Links to more tutorials http//www.tutorialized.c
    om/
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