Chapter 6 Exercises

Chapter 6 Exercises - Chapter 6 Exercises (pp. 166169) 6.2...

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Chapter 6 Exercises (pp. 166–169) 6.2 Our alarm system is unique because it gives you A 24-hour security guard who signals the police at the least suggestion of an intruder A backup response unit that even works during electrical failure The newest computerized scanning device that is capable of determining the time and whereabouts of the intrusion 6.3 The shortened versions: a. Next time you write something, check your average sentence length in a 100-word passage. If your sentences average more than 16 to 20 words, try to break up some of them. b. Don’t do what the village blacksmith did. He instructed his apprentice as follows: “When I take the shoe out of the fire, I’ll lay it on the anvil. When I nod my head, hit it with the hammer.” The apprentice did as he was told. Now he’s the village blacksmith. c. Unfortunately, no gadget will produce excellent writing. But using a yardstick like the Fog Index gives us some guidelines to follow for making writing easier to read. Its two factors remind us to use short sentences and simple words. d. Know the flexibility of the written word and its power to convey an idea. Know how to make your words behave so that your readers will understand. e. Words mean various things to various people. A word such as block may mean city block, butcher block, engine block, auction block, or several other things. 6.4 All unnecessary words have been deleted, leaving the following: a. consensus b. innovations c. long time d. at $50 e. remains 6.5 The revised versions: a. The old calculator isn’t good for solving hard problems. b.
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2012 for the course ACC 15324 taught by Professor Forsyth during the Spring '10 term at ASU.

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Chapter 6 Exercises - Chapter 6 Exercises (pp. 166169) 6.2...

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