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Formatting Technical Documents Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What are the three main types of summaries and abstracts?

Question 2 2. The informative abstract that Sarah wrote is too long. She included the information listed below. Which information could Sarah remove from her abstract without negatively impacting it?

Question 3 3. How are introductions and abstracts different?

Question 4 4. What type of language should be used in the introduction?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT important when determining the location of the definition?

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Question 6 6. While reading a piece of technical writing, you come across a sentence that defines a term. How can you tell whether this is a sentence definition or part of an extended definition?

Question 7 7. What is a disadvantage of defining terms in margins?

Question 8 8. Which of the following does NOT require preparation of a quick reference sheet?

Question 9 9. If you are describing the physical characteristics of an item, what types of information should be included?

Question 10 10. You are writing a long description and have documented a definition of an item. What additional information should be included to adequately describe the item?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT true of first level headings?

Question 12 12. A student has just completed a major research paper for one of his courses. The document is over 20 pages long. Where should he place his title?

Question 13 13. When writing a definition in a technical paper, how should one provide the information for the distinguishing features of the term?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is the best example of classifying a term using specific language?

Question 15 15. What should you do to ensure that all of your data is factual?

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Question 16 16. Mary is writing ad copy for a new product being marketed by her company. She includes language that implies the consumer would be a fool not to purchase such a wonderful, innovative new product. This would be considered an example of:

Question 17 17. In technical writing, what is a recommendation?

Question 18 18. When a recommendation is needed, what should the writer include in the first sentence?

Question 19 19. What is the difference between a conclusion and a summary in a technical document?

Question 20 20. What should the first sentence of the conclusion focus on in a technical document?

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Question 21 21. What information should be included in the executive summary?

Question 22 22. Why is it sometimes necessary to include front matter?

Question 23 23. What are technical specifications?

Question 24 24. Why are most technical specifications from the government considered open specifications?

Question 25 25. What is the purpose of a summary and an abstract?

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Question 26 26. How should the purpose statement be written?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a good reason to choose a parenthetical definition over a sentence definition?

Question 28 28. In technical writing, when is it most appropriate to use an appositive?

Question 29 29. What are descriptions in technical writing?

Question 30 30. Why are second level headings sometimes referred to as 'talking headers'?

Formatting Technical Documents Chapter Exam Instructions

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