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Prewriting for Technical Documents Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why should a speaker analyze the audience during speech preparation?

Question 2 2. What is it called when written information is transferred from the writer's words into a very short summary?

Question 3 3.

Analyze the statement below and indicate which of the Five S's of goodwill is most represented by it.

Sarah keeps a stack of thank you notes in her top desk drawer so that when she sees one of her employees doing something outstanding, she can quickly write them a note to show her appreciation.

Question 4 4. What survey technique is being used when professionals are interviewed about a specific problem?

Question 5 5. Gail wants to see firsthand how potential customers will respond to her company's new handheld electronic device. What kind of research would most likely give Gail the information she needs?

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Question 6 6. What type of interview is being carried out when the researcher has apparently informal conversations, not based on set questions, with subjects?

Question 7 7. What writing skill takes word for word information from a source and gives credit to the original writer?

Question 8 8. Implying or inferring certain recommendations is the ability to do what?

Question 9 9. What type of survey question encourages an answer phrased in the respondent's own words?

Question 10 10. Sarah wants to deliver an effective speech. Therefore, she needs to make sure her speech is:

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Question 11 11. Juan was analyzing a business he was thinking of buying. He looked at the daily sales records, the number of unique customers, and the number of repeat customers. He used statistics generated by this data to help him make his decision. What kind of research did Juan use?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a form of secondary research?

Question 13 13. What is a potential resource for statistics?

Question 14 14. What type of research is being carried out when a researcher interacts with people to obtain facts, opinions, and attitudes?

Question 15 15. LaToya looked for patterns and themes in the answers she got from the customers she had visited. What was LaToya doing?

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Question 16 16. What differentiates academic journal articles from magazines?

Question 17 17. You spend many hours researching and writing a paper for a class. Accidentally, you leave a draft copy in the library and it is picked up by another student. After you turn your final paper in, the professor does not return your paper with a grade but asks you to see her after class is finished. What is most likely her concern?

Question 18 18. What are the Five S's of a goodwill message?

Question 19 19. What is the most important first step when planning a research paper?

Question 20 20. For her research project, Jerri interviewed ten people asking them the same open-ended questions. What type of research did Jerri engage in?

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Question 21 21. If the message is about conveying procedures or instructions, what type of message should be used?

Question 22 22. What type of primary research is being carried out when an individual asks questions to collect specific facts, opinions, and attitudes?

Question 23 23. Analyze the messages below and indicate which one would be considered a goodwill message.

Question 24 24. For which type(s) of reference materials does Google News have indexes?

Question 25 25. What writing skill condenses information and includes detail, while not being concerned about length?

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Question 26 26. What are the three areas to master in the sourcing in research papers?

Question 27 27. Which research material can be found in library databases such as EBSCO?

Question 28 28. Why is it important to ensure that you give an audience a chance to respond?

Question 29 29. In analyzing her audience, Joan noticed that the company that they worked for had recently laid off many workers. What should Joan carefully analyze about her audience because of this?

Question 30 30. Mary Anne wants to know what percentage of parents who shopped at her store had their children ride in the shopping cart. What kind of research would most likely give Mary Anne the information she wants?

Prewriting for Technical Documents Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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