Writing Pseudocode: Algorithms & Examples


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Why do we write in pseudocode?

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1. What do computer programs generally try to solve and how?

2. Which of these is a standard way to write pseudocode loop expressions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these assessments to test how well you understand writing in pseudocode and related algorithms. Quiz questions will ask you to explain why pseudocode is used, identify a loop expression and understand the general purpose of computer programs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Objectives of these practice tools include:

  • Describe the purpose of writing in pseudocode
  • Identify the standard way to write a loop expression
  • Understand how to write conditional expressions
  • Know what problems computer programs generally try to solve
  • Understand why some pseudocode instructions are indented

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 computer programming lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding looping structures and standard conditional clauses
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how and why pseudocode and related algorithms are written

Additional Learning

You can learn more about writing pseudocode and related algorithms in the related lesson called 'Writing Pseudocode: Algorithms & Examples'. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Explore the reasons for using a pseudocode
  • Identify the standard ways of writing looping structures
  • Understand the standard conditional clauses
  • Examine pseudocode examples