Technical Communication 12th Edition By Markel – Test Bank
- Chapter 3 describes the writing process as a series of stages. The first stage is planning. What are the other stages discussed in Chapter 3?
- Chapter 3 lists four steps that are often involved in planning a document. One is generating ideas about your subject. What are the two other steps listed in Chapter 3?
- Chapter 3 discusses two questions you should ask yourself to determine the purpose of your document. What are they?
- When revising documents for technical communication, you should ask two kinds of people for help. One type is subject-matter experts. What is the other one?
- Chapter 3 lists four techniques for learning from others while revising documents. One technique is surveying, interviewing, or observing readers as they use the existing document. What is one other technique?
- When drafting a document, you come to an item that you don’t understand or that requires more research. What should you do?
- According to Chapter 3, using templates can lead to three problems. One is that templates may bore readers. What are the other two?
- What is “invisible writing” and how is it helpful to the writing process?
- What are the two major ways to revise a document?
- Identify one of the strategies listed in Chapter 3 for acknowledging reviewers who contributed significant feedback on your document.
- Even though cultures differ, technical documents tend to be written in a similar way no matter where you go.
- Styles are preformatted designs for different kinds of documents, such as business letters, memos, newsletters, and reports.
- If you don’t know whether to write too, two, or to, you should trust the spell-checker to help you decide.
A) True B) False
- One disadvantage of using the Styles feature of a word processor is that you cannot create new styles.
- You should choose the method of delivering your document after the document is complete.
A) True B) False
- You may find that your network of associates, both inside and outside your organization, can help you through sticking points in many of the phases of a writing project.
- Proofreading should precede the editing process. A) True
- Editing your documents is a way to show respect to your audience. A) True