The Writing Process for Manuals Video


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Making a conscious decision to not include any words that may have a second meaning in British English and to include as few American sayings as possible in your manual is an example of which of the following?

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1. Andrea's manual on veterinary medicine currently has several measurements listed in ounces, pounds, feet, and gallons. Which of the following elements could she incorporate in order to make her writing more adaptable for an international audience?

2. Which of the following is a step that is involved in writing a manual?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How do you start writing a manual? What details should you keep in mind? What guidelines and sources should you use? These are among the topics you will focus on when you use this quiz and worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The steps involved in preparing and writing a manual
  • What needs to be considered when adapting the language of a manual for international audiences
  • Why usability testing is important
  • What is meant by the phrase 'single source publishing'

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the important elements of manual writing
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as single source publishing and usability testing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the rules for writing for international audiences

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called The Writing Process for Manuals. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the important steps in writing a manual
  • Relate how to make sure that the information in the manual is useful
  • Explain single source publishing and its use in manual writing
  • Discuss the necessity of editing to ensure a manual is accessible for international audiences