Professional Writing Pre-training Quiz

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Complete the sentence. Start with the --------- in mind.
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1 point
Analysis of your target audience includes considering whether they are likely to disagree with you.
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1 point
When analysing your target audience, you only need to consider one group of readers.
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1 point
Narrative structure takes the reader on a journey from beginning to end.
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1 point
A traditional academic research paper or report is structured according to which model?
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1 point
The Inverted Triangle model involves putting the most important information.
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1 point
Telescoping sequences information by
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1 point
In professional writing, it vital to include all details of the relevant processes and methodology used in your research.
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1 point
IDA stands for:
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1 point
Exposition involves providing an overall outline of the topic and key analysis in a summary at the end.
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1 point
Production of a draft table of contents for discussion with the project manager is optional.
12.
1 point
Email communications need the same level of structure, layout and attention to detail that you would give to reports and letters.
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1 point
PAR is a useful way of structuring a simple email. It stands for:
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1 point
Use of plain, simple words in your writing gives non-technical readers the impression that you lack expertise and competence in your specialist field.
15.
1 point
The following sentence is an example of speaking in which ‘person’?
“Given these results, we are of the opinion that this is unlikely.”
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1 point
The following sentence is an example of which type of verb?
“The regulator has made the decision to include these requirements.”
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1 point
The following sentence is an example of nominalised verbs. Identify the verbs.
“Following introduction of the new regulations, the following conditions require
completion.”
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1 point
Starting a sentence with the Object, rather than the Verb is an example of which Voice?
19.
1 point
Which are true about using negative phrasing to make your points?
Tick all that apply.
20.
1 point
Which of the following cannot be used as an alternative to more sentences and paragraphs?
Tick all that apply.
21.
1 point
Chopping up snakes refers to:
22.
1 point
Paragraphs should have:
23.
1 point
Which of the following does not increase flow between paragraphs?
Tick all that apply.
24.
1 point
Both editing and proofing of your work are best done together and on the computer to save paper.
25.
1 point
You should allocate significantly more time to drafting your work than to editing it.
26.
1 point
The front desk will proof read your documents before producing the final version.