What is Technical Writing?


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Technical writing is a style of communication used to do which one of the following? Choose the best answer.

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1. Though some forms of technical writing are intended for the general public, most are usually geared toward what types of audiences?

2. Which one of the following words could BEST be used to describe the tone of most technical writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools cover some basic aspects of technical writing. You'll be quizzed on such relevant information as the purpose of, and audience for, technical writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The tone generally used in technical writing
  • Diction in these writing projects
  • Examples of technical writing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson
  • Making connections - apply understanding of what technical writing is in different contexts
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer questions about technical writing

Additional Learning

For more information on technical writing, review the corresponding lesson, What is Technical Writing?. The lesson highlights these objectives:

  • Define technical writing
  • Understand the audience for this type of writing
  • Learn about the kind of language technical writers use in their work
  • Identify some common examples of this work