A Sense Of Style: Writing With Conciseness And Clarity

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This quiz is for an informal presentation for an intermediate accounting course. The objective of the quiz is to help students with their written communication.

  
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  • 1. 
    Which of the following words is simpler and preferred?
    • A. 

      As per your request

    • B. 

      As you requested


  • 2. 
    Which of the following words is simpler and preferred?
    • A. 

      Provide continuous indication

    • B. 

      Indicate continuously


  • 3. 
    Which of the following sentences is written in an active voice?
    • A. 

      Most corporations issue financial statements at least once a year.

    • B. 

      Financial statements are issued at least once a year.


  • 4. 
    Which of the following sentences is written in a passive voice?
    • A. 

      The auditors determined that the statements are in violation of GAAP.

    • B. 

      A determination has been made that the statements are in violations of GAAP.


  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an example of jargon?
    • A. 

      GAAP

    • B. 

      Accrual

    • C. 

      Debit

    • D. 

      Amortization

    • E. 

      All of the above


  • 6. 
    Which of the following sentences is written in a positive tone?
    • A. 

      Now that we have the information on your taxes, we can complete your tax return. We will request an extension of the deadline so that you will not be fined for a late filing.

    • B. 

      Because you were late in sending us you tax information, we cannot complete you tax return by April 15.


  • 7. 
    Which of the following sentences is concise?
    • A. 

      This is to inform you that we are sending a check in the amount of $798.14.

    • B. 

      We're sending a check for $798.14.


  • 8. 
    Writers are generally encouraged to use jargon your readers don't understand it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    As a guideline for an effective writing style, it is recommended that writers use tone to show courtesy and respect.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


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