Chapter 6 - Writing Process Phase 2: Research, Organize, Compose

49 Questions  I  By Sarahbee on December 19, 2009
Business communication chapter 6 quiz 

  

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1.  Phase 2 of the 3x3 writing process begins with doing which of the following?
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2.  Spencer has been asked to find out what features his customers consider most important when purchasing a car. Probably the most useful way to research this information would be by
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3.  Select the statement that most accurately describes brainstorming. 
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4.  Formal research methods include
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5.  Which of the following is an example of using an informal research method?
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6.  Informal research methods include
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7.  Cluster diagramming helps writers 
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8.  Which of the following is NOT a typical outline format?
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9.  Outlining forces a writer to 
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10.  Ideas in an outline should usually be grouped into
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11.  Each major category in an outline should be divided into at least 
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12.  Which of the following should be a major category for this outline?
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13.  Wich of the following should be a major category for this outline?
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14.  An outline that presents the main idea followed by details, explanation, and evidence represents the 
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15.  If an audience will be receptive to a message, the most effective organizational pattern is the 
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16.  Frontloading means 
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17.  The direct organizational plan 
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18.  Which of the following should be organized in a direct pattern?
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19.  Which of the following should be organized in an indirect pattern?
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20.  Which of the following should be organized in an indirect pattern?
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21.  Ideas that require persuasion should usually be organized 
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22.  One effective way to overcome writer's block is to 
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23.  Which of the following is a phrase?
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24.  Which of the following is a phrase?
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25.  Clauses that begin with words like if, when, because and as are usually
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26.  Independent clauses have a 
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27.  Dependent clauses contain a 
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28.  Which of the following is a dependent clause?
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29.  Which of the following is an independent clause?
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30.  Which of the following is an independent clause?
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31.  To be easily understood, sentences should 
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32.  Important ideas receive the MOST emphasis by placing them 
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33.  In which of the following sentences does the board receive the most emphasis?
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34.  Select the passive sentence. 
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35.  To direct attention away from people and focus on an action, use 
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36.  Select the active-voice sentence.
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37.  To be hired, an application form must be completed is a sentence that contains a 
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38.  By changing the schedule, production was increased substantially is a sentence that contains a 
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39.  The patient was referred to a psychiatrist with a severe emotional problem is a sentence that contains a 
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40.  Which of the following sentences avoids a dangling or misplaced modifier? 
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41.  The train was late that pulled into the station is a sentence that contains a 
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42.  A paragraph that describes a new procedure for scheduling a leave of absence would most likely follow the 
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43.  A paragraph that begins with a limiting sentence before presenting the main sentence follows the 
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44.  Use the pivoting paragraph plan to 
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45.  A paragraph that begins with supporting sentences followed by the main sentence follows the 
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46.  Which of the following is NOT a useful technique for linking ideas in paragraphs?
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47.  Furthermore, as a result, however, and on the other hand, are examples of 
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48.  For instance, likewise, and similarly are transitions that introduce 
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49.  Paragraphs are generally easier to read when they contain 
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