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Step-by-Step Instructional on How to Buy a Book off Barnes and Noble from a Computer

Prewriting:
1. Who is my reader? High-tech or low tech?
I am assuming most of the individuals that are going to be using my instructional will not
have advanced technological skills.
2. What detailed information is needed for my audience?
How to access the Barnes and Noble website, how to search for the desired book, how to add
to cart, how to input personal and monetary information and for to confirm order are all
detailed information that my audience needs to know.
3. How must this instruction be organized?
I am organizing this instruction by using a step by step instructional guide.
4. When should the procedure occur?
This procedure can occur any time an individual needs a book and wants to order it from the
online site, Barnes and Noble
5. Why should the instruction be carried out?
The instruction should be carried out to ensure that any individual that needs a book from
Barnes and Noble is able to accurately search, find, order and receive that book.

Flowchart

1. Find a functioning 2. Open the preferred internet 3. Search for the


computer that has browser and go to the Barnes desired book that you
internet connection and Noble website want

4. Pick the 5. Go to cart 6. Enter personal 7. Enter desired


book and add and go to information and shipping
to cart check out monetary information information

8. Confirmation 9. Get order 10. Receive


information and confirmation book in the
purchase book information mail
Writing: (Rough Draft)
1. Turn on your computer and make sure that you are connected to the internet.
2. Click on your internet browser icon, examples of these are Mozilla Firefox, Chrome,
Internet Explorer, or others.
3. Type in www.barnesandnoble.com at the top of the page in the blank url space bar.
4. Search for your desired book in the blank search bar on the Barnes and Noble page. You
can use the title of the book, the authors name, or if it is a textbook, the ISBN number.
5. Explore the available options of books that are available
6. Select which book you want based on the price, availability, new or used, hardback or
paperback or any other variability.
7. Click on the book that you want to purchase.
8. Click on the blue “Add to Cart” button.
9. Click on the “View Shopping Cart” button on the pop-up window.
10. Click on the “Checkout” button on the right-hand side of the page.
11. Click on the white button at the bottom on the pop-up window that reads” Checkout as a
Guest”.
a. If you already have an account, login using your username and password.
12. Enter your shipping address information and press “Continue”.
13. Select the shipping speed and press “Continue”.
14. Enter your debit or credit card information.
15. Enter your email address if you want to receive a confirmation of the order, like a receipt,
and if you want shipping updates of your purchase.
16. Press “Continue”.
17. Review that all the information is correct on the page, including the book, your shipping
address, the total price of the book and the billing information. If all the information is
correct, press the “Submit Order” button.
18. If you entered your email information, you can track the order with the shipping number
provided.
19. Receive your book in the mail.
Step-By-Step Instructions on How to Buy a Book from Barnes and Noble off a Computer

Required Equipment:

• Working computer,
• Internet connection
• Debit or credit card with available funds on it
• Shipping address

Warning: CAUTION, please follow the directions carefully. Failure to do so could lead to
computer/software damage or result in monetary loss.

Glossary: Pop-up window – A new webpage that appears or pops up when you are selecting
options within a website.

Instructions

1. Turn on your computer.


2. Check to make sure that you are connected to the internet.
3. Click on your internet browser icon, examples of these are Mozilla Firefox, Chrome,
Internet Explorer, or others.

4. Type in www.barnesandnoble.com at the top of the page in the blank url space bar.
5. Search for your desired book in the blank search bar on the Barnes and Noble page. You
can use the title of the book, the authors name, or if it is a textbook, the ISBN number.

6. Explore the available options of books that are available


7. Select which book you want based on the price, availability, new or used, hardback or
paperback or any other variability.

8. Click on the book and option that you want to purchase.


9. Click on the blue “Add to Cart” button.
10. Click on the “View Shopping Cart” button on the pop-up window.

11. Click on the “Checkout” button on the right-hand side of the page.

12. Click on the white button at the bottom on the pop-up window that reads” Checkout as a
Guest”.

13. Enter your shipping address information and press “Continue”.


14. Select the shipping speed and press “Continue”.
15. Enter your debit or credit card information.
16. Enter your email address if you want to receive a confirmation of the order, like a receipt,
and if you want shipping updates of your purchase.
17. Press “Continue”.

18. Review that all the information is correct on the page, including the book, your shipping
address, the total price of the book and the billing information. If all the information is
correct, press the “Submit Order” button.
19. If you entered your email information, you can track the order with the shipping number
provided.
20. Receive your book in the mail.

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