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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 purchasing 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.| 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. 112

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. 112

10.Ideas in an outline should usually be grouped into
a.|four to six major components or categories.|
b.|three to five major components or categories.|
c.|five to ten major components or categories.|
d.|six to nine major components or categories.|

REF:p. 115

11.Each major category in an outline should be divided into at least a.|three subcategories.|
b.|four subcategories.|
c.|five subcategories.|
d.|two subcategories.|

REF:p. 115

12.Which of the following should be a major category for this outline? a.|Setting margins and tabs|
b.|Formatting documents|
c.|Changing line spacing|
d.|Adding page numbers|

REF:p. 115

13.Which of the following should be a major category for this outline? a.|Travel arrangements|
b.|Hotel reservations|
c.|Car rental|
d.|Airline reservations|

REF:p. 115

14.An outline that presents the main idea followed by details, explanation, and evidence represents the a.|indirect organizational pattern.|
b.|direct organizational pattern.|
c.|geographical organizational pattern.|
d.|informational organizational pattern.|

REF:p. 116

15.If an audience will be receptive to a message, the most effective organizational pattern is the a.|indirect pattern.|
b.|direct pattern.|
c.|informational pattern.|
d.|geographical pattern.|

REF:p. 116

16.Frontloading means
a.|presenting the recommendations at the end of the message where they will receive more...
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