7 Traits Of Effective Writing

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Focuses on 7 traits needed for writing in a business environment. The traits are ideas, organization, voice, words, sentences, correctness, and design.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choose a trait that you read about (voice, words, sentences, correctness, and design) and tell me three things that you learned.  Be able to support your writing by being able to show me where you read about it in the book.
  • 2. 
    List the 5 elements of "The Communication Situation".
  • 3. 
    Ideas: The writing focuses on an important __________.
  • 4. 
    Organization:  The writing has a strong
    • A. 

      Sense of structure and the information flows in a logical manner.

    • B. 

      Presentation of ideas, voice, and words.

    • C. 

      Beginning, middle, and ending and orders information well.

  • 5. 
    Voice:  The tone is appropriate for the
    • A. 

      Organization, administration, and writer, reflecting well on all.

    • B. 

      Subject, purpose, and audience, reflecting well on the writer and connecting with the reader.

    • C. 

      Sound that you want to make when communicating to others.

  • 6. 
    Words:  The writing uses
    • A. 

      The format of beginning, beginning, and end.

    • B. 

      Punctuation, spelling, and grammar that is correct.

    • C. 

      Precise nouns and verbs, avoids slang expressions and colloquialisms, and defines technical terms as needed.

  • 7. 
    Sentences:  The sentences read smoothly, 
    • A. 

      Varying in lenth, pattern, type, and beginnings.

    • B. 

      Answering questions like who, what, where, when, how, and why?

    • C. 

      Communicating key ideas to the audience.

  • 8. 
    Correctness:  Is all about
    • A. 

      Knowing what words to say and how to say it.

    • B. 

      Proper speech so that other understand you.

    • C. 

      Punctuation, capitalization, spelling, usage, and grammar.

  • 9. 
    Design:  The following is a list of elements that convey the message clearly and suit the subject and purpose:
    • A. 

      Prewrite, draft, revise, and refine.

    • B. 

      Typography, color, white space, lists, and visuals.

    • C. 

      Time, location, classification, importance, deduction/induction, compare/contrast, and cause/effect.

  • 10. 
    "Effective message has a main point; the subject and purpose of the message expressed in a single sentence."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    When thinking about organization there are four parts: the header, greeting, body, and salutation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    There are three levels of formality:  formal, semiformal, and informal.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Prewriting is a time to focus on ideas and _____________.
  • 14. 
    The draft process in writing allows you to use _________, making sure your tone fits your subject, audience, and purpose.
  • 15. 
    During the revision process of writing you will need to consider words and __________.