Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Chapter 12 Quiz


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  1. Explain the difference between highlighting and emphasis.

  2. Chapter 12 cautions you never to use a certain technique for highlighting and emphasis, even though some writers do use them. Which technique is that and why?

  3. If you have a situation in which you want to apply highlighting to a full paragraph, what should you do?

  4. When should you use all caps as a method of highlighting or emphasis and why?

  5. When should you use quotation marks as a method of highlighting or emphasis?

  6. Explain what a highlighting scheme is and why you'd use it.

  7. In word-processing software, explain what a character style is and how it can be used to highlight a document?

  8. Explain what a field name is and what style of highlighting is recommended for fields by Chapter 12.

  9. If you are not sure which highlighting to use, what should you do?

  10. This chapter states that one form of highlighting is common for examples and user-entered text. Explain which it is.

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