CHAPTER 6 ans - Chapter 6 Writing Process Phase 2:...

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Chapter 6 Writing Process Phase 2: Research, Organize, Compose 1. Phase 2 of the 3-x-3 writing process begins with doing which of the following? a. Writing the rough draft b. Deciding how to organize the message c. Selecting a communication channel d. Gathering necessary information REF: p. 110 2. Spencer has been asked to find out what features his customers consider most important when purchas- ing a car. Probably the most useful way to research this information would be by a. searching manually. b. searching electronically. c. investigating primary sources. d. experimenting scientifically. REF: p. 110 3. Select the statement that most accurately describes brainstorming. a. The goal of a brainstorming session is quality, not quantity. b. Critique and evaluate each idea as it is presented during a brainstorming session. c. To encourage the maximum number of ideas, avoid defining the problem at the beginning of a brainstorming session. d. A brainstorming session should be kept short and have an established time limit. REF: p. 111 4. Formal research methods include a. setting up an experiment. b. searching through previous correspondence. c. developing a cluster diagram. d. brainstorming. REF: p. 111 5. Which of the following is an example of using an informal research method? a. Gwen accesses an Internet database with her computer. b. Alex locates books on a subject in the public library’s card catalogue.
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c. Marina searches the company’s files for previous reports on an issue. d. Junko develops a survey to learn consumers’ opinions about a product. REF: p. 111 6. Informal research methods include a. experimenting scientifically. b. accessing electronic databases. c. developing a cluster diagram. d. investigating primary sources. REF: p. 111 7. Cluster diagramming helps writers a. generate and organize ideas. b. gather primary information by sampling a group of individuals. c. gather information from indexes, encyclopedias, and references books. d. organize focus groups and develop outlines. REF: p. 111 8. Which of the following is not a typical outline format? a. Decimal b. Alphanumeric c. Alpha decimal d. All of the above are typical outline formats. REF: p. 115 9. Outlining forces a writer to a. focus on the topic. b. identify major ideas. c. support ideas with details, illustrations, or evidence. d. All of the above. REF: p. 115 10. Ideas in an outline should usually be grouped into a. four to six major components or categories.
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b. three to five major components or categories. c.
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CHAPTER 6 ans - Chapter 6 Writing Process Phase 2:...

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