Understanding the Tone and Voice of Your Message


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What is another word to describe the personality of a message?

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1. What is the tone of a message?

2. When is the best time for the writer of a message to ask the three key questions 'Why, Who, and What'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It's important that your message has a tone that suits it so that the point of the message comes through. This quiz asks you to not only consider how to develop an accurate tone, but apply it to examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This tone quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall another word meant to describe a message's personality
  • Remember the three key questions when developing a tone
  • Determine the best tone for a given type of message

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most pertinent information from the lesson on a message's tone
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider the tone best suited to various kinds of messages
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired about how to evaluate your message's tone

Additional Learning

Looking to learn more? The lesson, Understanding the Tone and Voice of Your Message, covers the following objectives:

  • Define the voice of a message
  • Examine factors to consider when deciding on a tone
  • Explain how diction and imagery help set the tone for the author's attitude
  • Provide examples of messages with specific tone