Professional Business Writing - Quiz Number 1

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Business Writing Quiz

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  • 1. 
    1.       In “30 Days to Better Writing” the author states that we “don’t have right to the readers’ time.”  Which of the below choices best exemplifies what the author is suggesting?
    • A. 

      That the reader is busy and seldom allows for anyone or anything new to earn his attention.

    • B. 

      We are competing for the readers’ time, and as such, in order to capture and keep their attention, we must concisely write in a way that is clear and interesting.

    • C. 

      No one cares about us and it is very rare these days that anyone will give us the opportunity to show that they should care.

    • D. 

      The reader is busy and as such, he rarely reads anymore.

  • 2. 
    An example of “not seeming like an idiot” in writing would be…
    • A. 

      To keep our writing clear, simple and direct.

    • B. 

      Use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.

    • C. 

      Be concise and to the point.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 3. 
     In Chapter 2 of “30 Days to Better Writing” the author lists 12 steps that are important to interviewing.  Please name three of them and give a brief explanation of why they are important.
  • 4. 
    In Chapter 3 of “30 Days to Better Writing” the author mentions that before we begin writing, we should ask six “right questions”.  Name (5) of those questions?