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Effective: 7/1/1992
Revised: 9/15/2003
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[ASU logo] 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.

CALLOUT
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.

EXHIBIT
A chart, table, graph, form, or illustration that supplements, or rarely, replaces the text.

EXTERNAL REVIEW
A review of a manual’s final draft performed by individuals outside the administrative unit.

FORMAL REVIEW
A review of a manual’s 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.

PLAYSCRIPT
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.