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Mini-Quiz: Conciseness is Key to Good Technical Documentation

by Ron Kurtus (revised 16 March 2012)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. Why do some technical writers use flowery expressions?

That is the only correct way to write

They want to impress the engineers

They'd rather be writing fiction

2. Why is conciseness needed in marketing material?

Usually, only limited space is available

Target audience likes things simple

Brochure material is expensive

3. How can you be concise in explaining a complicated process?

By numbering from 1 to 10

By a careful selection of words

By avoiding the use of adjectives

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Technical Writing. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Keep it short and sweet


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