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Mini-Quiz: Importance of Knowledge in Technical Writing

by Ron Kurtus (revised 4 May 2003)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why do you need to learn to use difficult programs like FrameMaker?

To get into the desktop publishing business

It is only necessary for poor writers

It is often a requirement for the job

2. Why should you be knowledgeable about the subject matter?

In case the subject matter expert gets sick

To show you are better than the engineers

It is difficult to write about what you don't understand

3. What can you learn from attending Society for Technical Communications meetings?

Techniques other writers use

There is no reason to do so

The latest gossip about other writers

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Technical Writing. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

Observe and learn

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