IDS 390W FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE
Dr. Anderson-Cruz, Fall 2010
The final, worth 15 percent of your grade, consists of 100 multiple choice and true-false
questions over the Hirsch text, the SEC Plain English book, Blackboard handouts, and
editing/revision skills (including grammar, punctuation, diction, spelling, style).
A SCANTRON 20788!!
To help you prepare for this exam, here is a list of topics likely to be covered:
Reader-centered writing, developing a communication plan, strategies for written and
oral communication, audience analysis, analysis vs. description, direct vs. indirect
approach, effective organization, creation and use of graphics, extemporaneous
speaking skills, document design, documentation, plagiarism, writing process,
persuasive writing and speaking, summarizing, context, emphasis techniques, risk
analysis, flowcharting, using numbers, writing clearly and concisely about numbers.
Revision and editing: conventional usage (spelling, agreement, case, diction,