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Mini-Quiz: Skills Required To Be a Technical Writer

by Ron Kurtus (revised 27 April 2003)

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



1. What writing skill is the most important?

Use of long words to show intelligence

Concise and logical explanations

Knowledge of the history of writing

2. Why do you need to know how to use all these writing tools if you have a degree in writing?

To test how clever you are at learning things

Companies really want programmers

Companies want you to use their tools immediately

3. What can you do if you are not familiar with the product line?

Get information from the subject matter expert

Go back to school and get another degree

Make believe you are an expert and fake it

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.


Try to be the best you can in your chosen profession


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

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Society for Technical Communication

Technical Writing Resources

Books

Top-rated books on Technical Writing


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