The Technical Writing Process: Prewriting, Writing & Rewriting


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Why is it important to follow the prewriting, writing and rewriting process when creating a technical document?

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1. Why is it important to determine a formatting style during the writing process?

2. What steps should one take during the rewriting process?

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Test your ability to comprehend and apply the prewriting process to technical writing. Understand the importance and the philosophy behind prewriting.

About this Quiz & Worksheet

This practice assessment will ensure that you understand not only the process of prewriting, but its value and purpose. Use this quiz and worksheet to practice identifying goals within writing projects, organizing ideas and applying the principles of prewriting for a more efficient writing process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will evaluate your understanding of:

  • The importance of writing process
  • The description of the prewriting process
  • The significance of establishing an audience

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will exercise the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related prewriting lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about formatting technical documents to be more user friendly
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the steps of the rewriting process

Additional Learning

To learn more about prewriting, study the accompanying lesson called The Technical Writing Process: Prewriting, Writing & Rewriting. This lesson covers the following subjects:

  • The value of prewriting
  • Identifying your audience
  • Prewriting for organization
  • Rewriting