Selecting the Best Words for Your Message

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Which of the following is NOT an example of a cliche?

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1. Executive Director Tim enjoys sending out lengthy emails to his staff summarizing articles he reads on educational topics. Lately, he has been seeing software reviews that promise seamless integration with other software. His messages constantly reference how great it would be to purchase new software that offers seamless integration with current products. The use of seamless is an example of what type of communication mistake?

2. What is CADD or Computer Aided Drafting and Design an example of?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It's imperative to pick the most appropriate wording for the message you are sending, and this quiz will test you on a number of different types.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This wording quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall what offers an enormous selection of synonyms
  • Determine which of given options is not an example of a cliche
  • Recognize the term for phrases that are in fashion in a particular time period
  • Understand what CADD is an example of

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most relevant information from the lesson on choosing the best wording for your message
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if a potential answer is or is not a cliche
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about wording

Additional Learning

The lesson Selecting the Best Words for Your Message covers the following objectives:

  • Explain why to choose robust and specific words
  • Show examples of using recognizable words
  • Provide examples of cliches that should be avoided
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