Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Chapter 21 Quiz


Using your best writing skills, enter your answers to the following questions for Chapter 21 in Power Tools for Technical Communication in the input boxes, and then press E-mail answers.

  1. Explain the concept of intellectual property.

  2. Describe four different ways you can borrow information (different types of information) and be guilty of plagiarism if you do not indicate the sources of that information.

  3. Explain how you are protecting intellectual property when you cite the sources of information that you borrow to write a document.

  4. Describe how the number system works to indicate sources of borrowed information.

  5. Name two examples of the number system used by professional organizations.

  6. Some documentation styles require that you not use quotation marks, italics, or bold on the names of books and periodicals. However, for the documentation styles that do, which do you use?

  7. Similarly, some documentation styles require that you not use quotation marks, italics, or bold on the names of journal or magazine articles. However, for the documentation styles that do, which do you use?

  8. If you are writing an article for a professional journal in your field, which of the three documentation styles presented in Chapter 21 should you use?

  9. While citing the sources of information you borrow can be tedious, there are some good reasons to do so other than merely avoiding plagiarism. What are some of those reasons?

  10. Explain what documentation means in Chapter 21 of Power Tools.

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