Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Chapter 5 Quiz


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  1. Explain how the term definition is used in this chapter.

  2. Explain the difference between the two types of classification discussed in this chapter.

  3. Write an example of a formal sentence definition.

  4. Define the elements of a formal sentence definition, and label the formal sentence definition you just wrote accordingly.

  5. Explain what Chapter 5 recommends for planning the content of an extended definition.

  6. Explain what a basis of classification is and how it functions in a discussion of categories.

  7. Write a topic, then list its categories, and then describe the basis of classification you used.

  8. According to Chapter 5, how should you go about explaining which category an item belongs in?

  9. Define the background report as it is presented in Chapter 5.

  10. Explain the role that definition and classification play in background reports.

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