Recommendations in Technical Documents


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In technical writing, what is a recommendation?

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1. Jaleel is an expert in the subject matter about which he is writing. Should he include a recommendation in his document?

2. When a recommendation is needed, what should the writer include in the first sentence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these assessments to test how well you know technical document recommendations. Quiz questions will ask you to explain why a document should receive a recommendation, identify the subject of a recommendation opening sentence and describe information a technical document recommendation should contain.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Objectives of these practice tools include:

  • Define a recommendation
  • Recognize when a document should receive a recommendation
  • Recall what the subject of the first sentence should be
  • Understand what recommendations should be based on
  • Know what points to address in a recommendation letter

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will help you practice the following comprehension skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related technical writing lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of technical writing recommendations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the subject matter of recommendations and identify when a document should receive a recommendation

Additional Learning

You can learn more about recommendations in technical documents in the accompanying lesson, Recommendations in Technical Documents. Topics you can explore in this lesson include:

  • The role of recommendations in technical writing
  • When recommendations in technical documents are appropriate
  • How to identify problems to address
  • Look at a way to give effective recommendations
  • Examine several problems with recommendations