Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Chapter 4 Quiz


Using your best writing skills, enter your answers to the following questions for Chapter 4 in Power Tools for Technical Communication in the input boxes, and then press E-mail answers.

  1. Describe the point-by-point approach to organizing and writing comparisons, and provide an example.

  2. Describe the whole-to-whole approach to organizing and writing comparisons, and provide an example.

  3. Explain which approach—the whole-to-whole approach or the point-by-point approach—Chapter 4 recommends for writing comparisons and why.

  4. Transitions are critical in discussing comparisons. Provide some examples of sentences with transition words and phrases that you would expect to see in comparisons.

  5. Explain the difference between a feasibility report and a recommendation report.

  6. Explain the difference between a recommendation report and an evaluation report.

  7. Explain the difference between a primary conclusion and secondary conclusion.

  8. Explain the difference between a conclusion and a recommendation.

  9. Explain what a summary table is and how it functions in recommendation, evaluation, and feasibility reports.

  10. Think of a comparison and then make topic list based on a point-by-point comparison.

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