Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Chapter 15 Quiz

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  1. List the contents of the title page of a formal report, as presented in Chapter 15, and describe the purpose and content of the summary that is commonly included on the title page.

  2. Describe the executive organizational approach and its usefulness.

  3. Describe what Chapter 15 recommends as the best types of bindings for formal technical reports.

  4. Describe how the transmittal letter is included in a formal technical report.

  5. Explain the difference between the cover page and title page in terms of content and format.

  6. Explain the differences between the informative abstract and executive summary, as presented in Chapter 15.

  7. Describe the three overall formats (or "packaging") you can use for reports and the situations in which you'd want to use each one.

  8. Describe the contents of the transmittal letter in a formal technical report.

  9. Explain what "formal" means in the term formal technical report.

  10. According to Chapter 15, one kind of font is used for body text and another for headings. What are those kinds of fonts?

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