Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Chapter 16 Quiz

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  1. Explain why technical writing courses often contain a unit on oral reports.

  2. Explain what is the one thing you want to avoid if you use a script to help in your delivery of an oral report.

  3. Explain what Chapter 16 means by "finding the infrastructure" when you deliver an oral report.

  4. Describe four important elements to include in the introduction to an oral report.

  5. Describe several possibilities for visuals that can be used in oral reports.

  6. Chapter 16 mentions something called verbal headings. Explain what those are and how they function in an oral report.

  7. Explain what is presentation software and how it can be useful in oral reports.

  8. Explain what Chapter 16 means by transparency handouts and how they can be useful in an oral report.

  9. Explain why you cannot simply read a written report for an oral report. What must you do to the written report to make it effective for oral presentation?

  10. Chapter 16 emphasizes a certain way of handling visuals in an oral report. What is that?

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