Achieving Clarity in Technical Communication


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How can writers ensure they include specific details in their documents?

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1. What is a possible problem when using cliches in technical writing?

2. Why should acronyms not be used in technical writing until the original words are spelled out?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of how to write clear technical documents. Concepts that you will need to know include specific document details and using cliches.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify how acronyms should be used
  • Compare active and passive voice
  • Understand why clarity is important

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on writing clear technical documents
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about writing techniques in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of voice used in technical writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson titled Achieving Clarity in Technical Communication, which addresses the following objectives:

  • Define cliches
  • Identify jargon
  • Understand the proper use of abbreviations