Establishing Goals in Technical Writing


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What should be the intended outcome of a technical document?

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1. What will identifying your audience assist you in doing when writing your document?

2. Why is it important to consider the problem your document is addressing before you begin writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you check your understanding of important goals in technical writing. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include why it is important to identify your audience and where important details should be placed in a document.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Outcome of a technical document
  • Importance of identifying the audience before writing a document
  • Why it is important to consider the problem the document is addressing before starting to write
  • Where important details should be placed
  • Why it is important to establish goals before starting to write

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about technical writing in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding goal setting in writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about goals in technical writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of writing, review the corresponding lesson on Goals in Technical Writing. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the importance of establishing goals
  • Discuss how to establish goals
  • Recognize the importance of gathering information
  • Learn how to determine your outcome
  • Know why it is important to identify your audience
  • Learn how to identify potential problems
  • Discuss how to provide specific details