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According to Irish and Weiss, text and graphics are a. Different aspects of a whole b. Separate elements that work together c. A continuum of information that appeals to various means of understanding d. All of the above e. A & C The equation “1+1=3” relates to a. The notion that a photo contains more information than the same sized chunk of text, even if that text is complex and written for a high-context audience b. Two visuals side-by-side having more impact than visuals separated by text, a bullet-list or a numbered-list c. Any situation where the design of the visual component competes with the information being presented for the attention of the viewer d. A & C e. None of the above It is advisable to include more decorative three-dimensional graphs wherever possible as it may increase the informative nature of the graph. True False A diagram is considered more “illustrative” than a chart. True False Indicative visuals a. Impel action b. Can be as simple as icons differentiating between public washrooms for men and women c. Tell the reader what to do
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d. All of the above e. A & B The following sentence is about scientists in general: "A scientist must remain neutral; he cannot let personal feelings intrude into his research." Northey and Jewinski recommend using “he/she” or “s/he” in technical writing as the preferable way to avoid using gender-specific pronouns like “he.” True False A word’s connotative meaning is its primary or dictionary meaning False Phrases like “in close proximity” and “this particular context” are examples of a. Dangling modifiers b. Qualified absolutes c. Ambiguity d. Cliché e. None of the above Canadian usage and spelling may follow either British or American practice. True False The word “someday” is an effective replacement for the expression “in the near future.” True False
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2. (Points: 0.5) The three main types of resume style are chronological, functional and combination. 1. (Points: 0.5) Informative visuals function as intermediaries between visual data and the main ideas you want your reader to assimilate. 3. (Points: 0.5) It is advisable to include more decorative three-dimensional graphs wherever possible as it may increase the informative nature of the graph. True False 4. (Points: 0.5) Large areas of vivid or dark colour, or two vivid colours side-by-side, do not differentiate details well. This issue is addressed by a. The diagram-difference principle b. The intermediary dimension rule c. The frame-modifier model d. None of the above
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