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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 18 Technology-Enabled Communication True/False Questions 1. Technology assists the business writer with both creative and tedious tasks. Answer: True Page: 528 Difficulty: Easy Rationale: By taking care of the tedious tasks the computer frees the writer to focus on the creative tasks. Learning Objective: 1 AACSB Standard: 1, 4 2. Computer tools for planning help with managing long projects but not with short, individual documents. Answer: False Page: 528 Difficulty: Medium Rationale: Computer tools help with both. Learning Objective: 2 AACSB Standard: 1, 4 3. Outlining or brainstorming software helps with both the planning and organizing of documents. Answer: True Page: 528, 533 Difficulty: Medium Rationale: This tool promotes brainstorming and allows the user to organize the thoughts once they have been generated. Learning Objective: 2 AACSB Standard: 1, 4 4. Personal information management tools do not help with any aspect of the writing process. Answer: False Page: 530 Difficulty: Medium Rationale: Personal information managers (PIMs) help one manage time--a critical component to completing the writing task. Learning Objective: 2 AACSB Standard: 1, 4 5. Databases are both for gathering information and for collecting it. Answer: True Page: 531-32 Difficulty: Easy Rationale: Databases serve both purposes. Learning Objective: 2 AACSB Standard: 1, 4 243 Chapter 18 Technology-Enabled Communication 6. Data visualization tools are ineffective in allowing writers to explore huge amounts of data. Answer: False Page: 533 Difficulty: Easy Rationale: New data visualization tools are especially effective in parsing and exploring large data sets. Learning Objective: 2 AACSB Standard: 1, 4 7. Word processing frees writers from tiresome chores so they can spend their energy on revising, editing, and document-polishing efforts. Answer: True Page: 534 Difficulty: Easy Rationale: Word processing features such as search and replace, shortcuts, macros, templates, and tables of contents generators are a few time time-saving features. Learning Objective: 2 AACSB Standard: 1, 4 8. Word processing software can add and sort columns and rows of numbers. Answer: True Page: 534 Difficulty: Medium Rationale: Most word processors have some basic math and sorting functions. Learning Objective: 2 AACSB Standard: 1, 4 9. Hyphenation is used when one wants to smooth the right margin, making it appear less ragged. Answer: True Page: 534-35 Difficulty: Easy Rationale: This is usually used in lieu of full or right justification since it does not add additional white space between words. Learning Objective: 2 AACSB Standard: 1, 4 10. In addition to thesaurus software tools included with word processing software, good web-based programs are also available....
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