Mistakes of Composing Definitions in Technical Writing


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What type of words should be used when writing technical definitions?

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1. Which of the following is the best example of classifying a term using specific language?

2. You have been assigned the job of writing a manual for some new software. In the phrase, 'download program updates conveniently from our website,' you need to define the term 'download.' Which of these should you keep in mind as you are composing the definition?

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This quiz and worksheet will assess what you know about the mistakes of composing definitions in technical writing. You'll need to know certain topics like words used in technical definitions and the terms used to classify a term.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of the following:

  • Know what part of speech is used to identify a term
  • Understand what should be avoided when writing distinguishing features of a term
  • Explain what examples in extended definitions should focus on

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will assess the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the mistakes of composing definitions in technical writing
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding extended definitions and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about terms

Additional Learning

Want to know more about the mistakes of composing definitions in technical writing? Review this lesson named Mistakes of Composing Definitions in Technical Writing, which covers the following objectives:

  • Use problematic definitions
  • Make sure you know how to simplify definitions
  • Analyze specific language in definitions