Simplifying for Conciseness in Technical Communication


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What does it mean to be concise in writing?

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1. Why should clichés be avoided in technical writing?

2. What type of verbs should technical writers use?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz will test your knowledge conciseness in technical communication. Certain topics you'll need to know include concise writing and cliches.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study tools will help you with the following guidelines:

  • Determine what types of verbs technical writers should use
  • Understand how to improve conciseness
  • Recognize how to make writing concise

Skills Practiced

Use the worksheet and quiz to address the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on conciseness in technical communication
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about cliches in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding verb usage and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Looking for more information about conciseness in technical communication? Review this lesson called Simplifying for Conciseness in Technical Communication, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define concise
  • Understand the purpose of eliminating unnecessary phrases
  • Identify qualifiers
  • Determine redundant phrases and stock phrases