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1

Which of the following is the best example of a sentence written in active voice.

Roger wrote the report.

2

There is a great deal of doubt as regards the future of financial aid for students.

The future of financial aid for students is doubtful.

3

What does it mean to be diplomatic in business writing?

To avoid negative, hostile, or condescending language

4

Which of the following is a device or strategy for making it easier for readers to comprehend a business document?

Headings and bulleted

5

The best definition of style is which of the following:

The appropriate choice of words to suit the readers' tastes

6

Clear writing is that which

Is the easiest for the reader to understand

7

Select the best revision of the second sentence of this paragraph from the options below:

To ensure that the new system being developed, or the existing system being modified, will provide users with the timely, complete, and accurate information they require to properly perform their functions and responsibilities, it is necessary to assure that the new or modified system will cover all necessary aspects of the present automated or manual systems being replaced. To gain this assurance, it is essential that documentation be made of the entities of the present systems which will be modified or eliminated.

To gain this assurance, we must create documentation.

8

Until such time as I have the opportunity to get help with this problem, I will have to cope with it myself.

Until I can get help with this problem, I'll have to deal with it myself.

9

In the event that you happen to agree with me during the course of the meeting, please speak out.

If you agree with me during the meeting, please speak out.

10

What is the difference between revision and editing?


Revision is when the writer makes changes to higher-order concerns of content and organiation; editing is when the writer makes changes to lower-order concerns of style, grammar, and mechanics

11

Which of the following is an example of parallel structure

A list in a stentence written with the same verb form, such as "the employee was reading, writing, and talking at the same time"

12

Which is better business writing?

Reader-based prose

13

There are many reasons for taking Study Skills, including learning to budget time and learning efficient note taking.

Learning to budget time and take efficient notes are among the reasons to take Study Skills.

14

Select the best revision of the first sentence of this paragraph from the options below:

To ensure that the new system being developed, or the existing system being modified, will provide users with the timely, complete, and accurate information they require to properly perform their functions and responsibilities, it is necessary to assure that the new or modified system will cover all necessary aspects of the present automated or manual systems being replaced. To gain this assurance, it is essential that documentation be made of the entities of the present systems which will be modified or eliminated.



We need to make sure the new systems perform the same functions as the systems being replaced so that users will have everything they need to do their jobs.

15

What does the advice "write like a human being" mean?

1.
To understand readers' needs and interests and to try to address those in your writing.
2.
To project an image of yourself as respectful, thoughtful, warm, and personal in your writing.
3.
To give reasons when you make requests or decisions that affect readers.
4.
All of the above

4.
All of the above