I am given a task that required explanation of a procedure. The procedure (just an example) for making a banana shake would be as follows:
Get 1 dozen bananas Get 1/2 a liter of milk Get 2 tbsp. of Sugar Put all the ingredients in a Blender Let the blender run for 1 minute Add ice cubes to the produce inside the blender
Now, If I were to write the explanation of the aforementioned procedure, It would be as follows (relevant words are highlighted)-
Firstly, we got 1 dozen bananas, 1/2 a liter of milk and 2 tablespoon of Sugar. Then we put the ingredients inside the Blender. After which we let the blender run for a minute. In the end we added ice cube to the milkshake.
Problem:- The words which I have highlighted in the bold are my concern. I just can't begin sentences properly, and hide my inability behind words like
- In the beginning
- After which
- In the end
This problem is concealed if the explanation is short, as sentences sound natural then. But if the explanation becomes bigger (which is usually the case), I end up repeating the aforementioned set of phrases over and over at the beginning of a sentence. This makes the text unprofessional, as the beginning of the sentence is dependent on its position within the text.
So, is there any way to improve this style of procedural writing?