ENGL 103 Midterm

ENGL 103 Midterm Exam

  1. Workplace writing usually addresses a single reader.
  2. When writing formal reports the text advises not writing clear, straightforward sentences using words you would normally use.
  3. Professional style means writing like a college student.
  4. Groupthink means that the team has achieved consensus and can celebrate this positive milestone.
  5. The “you attitude” refers to
  6. Which of the following is not a transitional word or phrase?
  7. Inclusive language is used only in collaborative writing.
  8. Writing enthusiastically may influence your reader’s enthusiasm.
  9. The complimentary close belongs where in your letter?
  10. “The owner of the local hardware store was losing business to the large box store, so he had to sell the business.” The major error in this sentence is which of the following?
  11. Workplace writing is synonymous with (the same as) writing learned in school.
  12. APA in-text citations include author’s last name, date of publication, and page number if citing a specific page.
  13. According to the text, technical writing normally starts sentences with “It is” or “There are.”
  14. Which of the following is the most valuable advice for starting segments?
  15. In professional organizations, conflict rarely occurs.
  16. APA citations are numbered and placed in footnotes.
  17. Which of the following is not a way to treat team members with respect?
  18. Your text advises that after your last point, you should
  19. The main advice of our textbook is which of the following?
  20. Teamwork skills were important in the mid-1900s but are becoming less important today.
  21. Forecasting statements means
  22. While school writing has moral-ethical consideration, such as plagiarism, workplace writing has many fewer moral-ethical considerations.
  23. Since it is characterized by wordiness, weak verbs, and abstract vocabulary, bureaucratese should generally be avoided in technical writing.
  24. Writers often list sources of information for which of the following reasons?
  25. Simplifying sentences includes combining two or three short sentences to make reading easier.
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