How to Use Definitions in Technical Writing


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Which of the following does NOT require preparation of a quick reference sheet?

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1. In technical writing, when is it most appropriate to use an appositive?

2. What is a disadvantage of defining terms in margins?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine how much you know about using definitions in technical writing with this quiz and worksheet. For the quiz, you'll need to grasp certain topics like a type of quick reference sheet and what an appositive looks like.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet and quiz will guide you to:

  • Understand the most appropriate use of a glossary
  • Recognize a disadvantage of defining words in the margins of a text
  • Identify proper uses of a quick reference guide

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills for studying:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a quick reference guide and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an appropriate use of a glossary
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about using definitions in technical writing

Additional Learning

Find out more about this subject with the lesson entitled How to Use Definitions in Technical Writing. The lesson will adhere to the following study objectives:

  • Define jargon
  • Explain a quick reference sheet
  • Understand what technical writing is