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Chapter 3 – Practice Quiz 1. The second phase of the 3-x-3 writing process begins with a. analyzing the audience. b. composing the message. c. researching the topic. d. organizing the message. ANSWER: c RATIONALE: The second phase of the 3-x-3 writing process begins with researching the topic. Research is necessary before beginning to write because the information collected helps shape the message. 2. Before composing a business document, you should gather information that will answer which of these questions? a. Will I have enough time to complete thorough research? b. What is the receiver to do? c. What information will be the easiest to locate? d. How will I use this information? ANSWER: b RATIONALE: You should ask yourself "What is the receiver to do?" because it focuses on the audience rather than on the sender. 4. All of the following are informal research methods except a. interviewing the target audience. b. conducting a scientific experiment. c. looking in company files. d. brainstorming for ideas. ANSWER: b RATIONALE: Informal research methods include searching company files, talking with the boss, interviewing the target audience, conducting an informal survey, or brainstorming for ideas. 6. Which of the following is a formal research method?
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7. Which formal research source is best to obtain firsthand information? 10. Ahna is sending a persuasive memo to her staff asking them to participate in the new wellness program. Which of the following sources of information would be most appropriate to help Ahna shape an effective persuasive message for her staff?
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