Ensuring that Technical Documents Are Easily Understood


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1. When writing a technical document, the sentence length should be evaluated against what standard?

2. Which of the following would be an example of an unclear reference?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The accompanying quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of ways in which technical documents can be made more readable. This interactive quiz and printable worksheet will check your understanding of dos and don'ts when creating technical documents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll be tested on:

  • How to ensure that technical documents follow grammatical rules
  • Sentence length in technical documents
  • How unclear references can be avoided
  • Grammatical structures in technical documents
  • Potential problems with unclear documents

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the related lesson on technical documents
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read the information regarding good writing practices for creating technical documents and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the grammatical structure of technical documents
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the best ways to create readable technical documents

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson called Ensuring that Technical Documents are Easily Understood. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Reasons for making technical documents easily understandable
  • Ways to ensure that technical documents are clearly written
  • Grammatical rules and word choice