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33 TestBank Ch03 - 198 Chapter 3 Test Bank Chapter 3Test...

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198 Chapter 3 – Test Bank Chapter 3—Test Bank Improving Writing Techniques DIFFICULTY (DIF) TYPE OTHER CODES 5 – Most difficult App – Application question ANS – Answer 3 – Average difficulty Con – Conceptual question REF – Page Reference 1 – Least difficult Def – Definition TOP – Chapter Topic NOT – Note (feedback/ explanation) * Question used in Web chapter review Multiple Choice 1. Jason is collecting information for his departmental safety report. This process is called a. collection. b. information processing. c. research. d. data analysis. ANS: c REF: p. 56 TYPE: Def DIF: 1 TOP: Researching to Collect Needed Information NOT: The process of gathering information is called research . Jason must complete his research before organizing and composing his departmental safety report. 2. The process of collecting information before beginning to compose assists the writer by a. helping shape the message. b. identifying transitional expressions. c. using a sprint writing technique. d. creating unified sentences and coherent paragraphs. ANS: a REF: p. 56 TYPE: Con DIF: 3 TOP: Researching to Collect Needed Information NOT: Information should be collected before writing the report to help the writer shape the message effectively.
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199 Chapter 3 – Test Bank 3. Griffin is conducting research for his company’s cultural diversity report. To create an accurate message, he must collect information that answers this question: a. What does cultural diversity mean to me? b. What does the receiver need to know about this topic? c. How can this company become less diverse? d. Am I the best person to conduct the research and write the report? ANS: b REF: p. 57 TYPE: App DIF: 5 TOP: Researching to Collect Needed Information NOT: The primary question Griffin must ask is, “What does the receiver need to know about this topic?” * 4. Jenna is preparing a market analysis for her business plan. For firsthand information, she should a. search manually in her local library. b. conduct interviews and surveys or organize a focus group. c. search the Internet for related Web sites. d. review scientific experiments conducted by experts. ANS: b REF: p. 58 TYPE: App DIF: 5 TOP: Formal Research Methods NOT: For firsthand information, Jenna should conduct interviews, surveys, or focus groups. Library sources, Internet sites, and scientific experiments by others all provide secondary information. 5. Quality Building Materials Inc. has developed a new whole-house weather blanket and needs to determine the price point at which builders would switch to this new product. The best research method for this is a(n) a. manual search of other companies’ price lists. b.
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