Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Chapter 9 Quiz

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  1. Define the notice as the term is used in Chapter 9.

  2. Explain the highlighting problems that notices enable you to avoid.

  3. Which type of notice would you use to alert people to the possibility that x-ray equipment might erase data on their computer storage devices?

  4. Explain the difference between the warning and the caution notice as they are defined in this chapter.

  5. Explain which type of notice you would use for a statement on a coffee machine that the surfaces of the machine may be hot.

  6. Imagine you are asked to design a system of three notices for a company and its products. Explain the strategy you'd use in making the notices distinct from each other.

  7. Explain the meaning of telegraphic writing and reasons why it should or should not be used in notices.

  8. Describe the elements to consider including in a notice, especially notices involving potential injury or damage.

  9. Explain the difference between the warning and the danger notice as they are defined in this chapter.

  10. Technical writing applies to a variety of document types such as recommendation reports, proposals, instructions, and even business letters. Explain which type you would expect to see the most notices in and why.
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