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Using Nondiscriminatory Language in Business Communication

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Which of the following would be considered an example of discriminatory language?

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1. What would be a gender neutral word choice for fireman?

2. What would be an example of nondiscriminatory language to use when describing a blind worker?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of nondiscriminatory language in business communication. Practice questions gauge your ability to define discriminatory language, identify examples of nondiscriminatory language, and recall information from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The meaning of discriminatory language
  • Gender neutral words
  • Nondiscriminatory language examples
  • Using nondiscriminatory language in the workplace

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a gender neutral word and examples of nondiscriminatory language
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the related lesson on nondiscriminatory language in business communication
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of nondiscriminatory language in the workplace

Additional Learning

To learn more about nondiscriminatory language, review the accompanying lesson titled Using Nondiscriminatory Language in Business Communication. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define discriminatory language
  • Identify the primary areas of concern in writing a nondiscriminatory business message
  • Explore examples of discriminatory and nondiscriminatory language in business writing
  • Explain the consequences of using discriminatory language in business
  • Know ways of avoiding the use of discriminatory language in business writing
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