||CAM 003: Definitions
Terms used in this manual are defined as follows:
- ACTION-CONDITION LOGIC
- A writing technique appropriate for policies and procedures containing if-then situations.
- A reference in text to an exhibit.
- DECISION TABLE
- A writing technique using action-condition logic in table form to make complex instructions easier to understand.
- A chart, table, graph, form, or illustration that supplements, or rarely, replaces the text.
- EXTERNAL REVIEW
- A review of a manuals final draft performed by individuals outside the administrative unit.
- FORMAL REVIEW
- A review of a manuals final draft performed both internally and externally following the editing phase of the project.
- INFORMAL REVIEW
- A casual review of part of a manual draft or an entire draft performed during the writing and editing phase of the project.
- INTERNAL MANUAL
- A manual created for users within an administrative unit such as a college, division, department, or office, or a manual created for a particular position.
- INTERNAL REVIEW
- A review of a manual draft performed by individuals within the administrative unit.
- A writing technique appropriate for procedures involving more than one individual or administrative unit.
- STEP-BY-STEP LISTING
- A writing technique that gives greater visibility to main points by placing them in a numbered list instead of burying them in text.