Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Chapter 1 Quiz


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  1. Define description as the term is used in Chapter 1 of Power Tools.

  2. Describe the organizational approach recommended by Chapter 1 for writing descriptions.

  3. Define the sources of description, and explain how you use them.

  4. Define product specifications as the term is used in Chapter 1 of Power Tools.

  5. Describe the formatting used in product specifications.

  6. Define the informal report.

  7. Explain the essential difference between an investigative report and an accident report.

  8. Imagine that you must describe a flashlight; make a list of the most important topics you'd cover.

  9. In the introduction to a description are several elements that are common to any introduction, but one element is unique to descriptions. What is it?

  10. Explain one of the biggest problems with descriptions.

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