Question 1 1 / 1 point

Question 1 1 / 1 point
The same rule applies to collaborative writing that applies whenever critical give-and-¬take occurs: Focus on the problem and how to solve it rather than on
the document as a whole.
the quality of the draft.
your own position.
the person.
Question 2 1 / 1 point
Which of the following is a benefit of collaborative writing?
Criticism from others can do a number on a writer’s ego.
The involvement of more than one person can lead to inconsistency in content and style
Team members stimulate each other to consider ideas and perspectives different from those they would have explored individually.

Collaborative writing takes more time and energy than writing alone.

Question 3 1 / 1 point
Collaborators work together to conceptualize the document to be produced, create a broad outline of it, divide the work into segments, and
assign each segment to individual team members.
let team members choose their own segments.
decide which segments should be done immediately, and which can be put off until later in the project.
contribute material to each segment.
Question 4 0 / 1 point
The purpose of a review transmittal sheet is to
show where a project is in its progression through the review cycle.
list in order those team members who must review the draft.
both A and B.
none of the above.
Question 5 1 / 1 point
The purpose of reviewing each other’s work is to check for problems in
content.
organization.
style.
all of the above.
Question 6 1 / 1 point
Which of the following is a disadvantage of collaborative writing?

During review, fellow team members may detect problems with organization, clarity, logic and substance
Team members play devil’s advocate for each other.

Working with a group fosters tolerance and respect for others’ opinions.

None of the above

Part 4 Colons and Semicolons WTW 10e
Question 7 1 / 1 point
In the following pair, select the sentence that correctly uses a colon.
a) Yom Kippur requires that believers engage in special activities: they do not go to work or school on Yom Kippur, they fast, and they attend synagogue.
b) Yom Kippur requires that believers engage in special activities in that: they do not go to work or school on Yom Kippur, they fast, and they attend synagogue.
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The answer is A. Self Study#318. Using colons correctly from Choices Web Site. A colon (:) is used to introduce a list, clause, or phrase that explains the preceding independent clause. If a sentence contains a list, put an imaginary period just before the list, and ask yourself whether what comes before this period could stand alone as a complete sentence. If it can, the colon should be correct. Do not use a colon following a verb or such as.
Question 8 1 / 1 point
In the following pair, select the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
a) The city of Quebec is home to the University of Laval this institution is the oldest French-speaking university in North America.
b) The city of Quebec is home to the University of Laval; this institution is the oldest French-speaking university in North America.
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The answer is B. Self Study# 317. Using semicolons correctly from Choices Web Site. A semicolon (;) is used to link two independent clauses that are closely related in meaning and are not joined by the connecting words (coordinating conjunctions) and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so.
If a sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a connecting word, use a comma instead of a semicolon.
A semicolon (;) is used to separate items in a series when those items already include commas.
Question 9 1 / 1 point
When using a colon to introduce a list, the word content before the colon must be a complete sentence.
a) True.
b) False.
Question 10 1 / 1 point
In the following pair, select the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
a) One French conversation class may have students from Los Angeles, California, Lima, Peru, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Vancouver, British Columbia.
b) One French conversation class may have students from Los Angeles, California; Lima, Peru; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
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The answer is B. Self Study# 317. Using semicolons correctly from Choices Web Site. A semicolon (;) is used to link two independent clauses that are closely related in meaning and are not joined by the connecting words (coordinating conjunctions) and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so.
If a sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a connecting word, use a comma instead of a semicolon.
A semicolon (;) is used to separate items in a series when those items already include commas.
Question 11 0 / 1 point
In the following pair, select the sentence that correctly uses a colon.
a) For instance, when people think of Hanukkah, certain items come to mind: the menorah and dreidels.
b) For instance, when people think of Hanukkah, certain items come to mind, such as: the menorah and dreidels.
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The answer is A. Self Study#318. Using colons correctly from Choices Web Site. A colon (:) is used to introduce a list, clause, or phrase that explains the preceding independent clause. If a sentence contains a list, put an imaginary period just before the list, and ask yourself whether what comes before this period could stand alone as a complete sentence. If it can, the colon should be correct. Do not use a colon following a verb or such as.
Question 12 0 / 1 point
In the following sentence pair, choose the version of the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
a) My eleven-year-old son went to see the South Park movie; which I am not happy about.
b) My eleven-year-old son went to see the South Park movie, which I am not happy about.
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The answer is B. Self Study #218. Semicolons from Choices Web Site. Can you replace the semicolon with a period? If there is a complete sentence on both sides of the imaginary period, the semicolon is correct.
Question 13 1 / 1 point
In the following sentence pair, choose the version of the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
a) Kimi bought three CDs at the mall; Millennium, . . . Baby One More Time, and 98 Degrees and Rising.
b) Kimi bought three CDs at the mall: Millennium, . . . Baby One More Time, and 98 Degrees and Rising.
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The answer is B. Self Study #218. Semicolons from Choices Web Site. Can you replace the semicolon with a period? If there is a complete sentence on both sides of the imaginary period, the semicolon is correct.
Question 14 1 / 1 point
In the following sentence pair, choose the version of the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
a) I’m renting three movies for our Halloween film festival; Scream 2, Bride of Chucky, and The Haunting.
b) I’m renting three movies for our Halloween film festival: Scream 2, Bride of Chucky, and The Haunting.
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The answer is B. Self Study #218. Semicolons from Choices Web Site. Can you replace the semicolon with a period? If there is a complete sentence on both sides of the imaginary period, the semicolon is correct.
Question 15 1 / 1 point
In the following pair, select the sentence that correctly uses a colon.
a) The Jewish calendar has a number of important religious holidays, including the following: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Hanukkah.
b) The Jewish calendar has a number of important religious holidays that include: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Hanukkah.
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The answer is B. Self Study#318. Using colons correctly from Choices Web Site. A colon (:) is used to introduce a list, clause, or phrase that explains the preceding independent clause. If a sentence contains a list, put an imaginary period just before the list, and ask yourself whether what comes before this period could stand alone as a complete sentence. If it can, the colon should be correct. Do not use a colon following a verb or such as.
Question 16 1 / 1 point
In the following pair, select the sentence that correctly uses a colon.
a) Each holiday has certain elements that are associated with it that include: foods, rites, and history.
b) Each holiday has certain elements that are associated with it: foods, rites, and history.
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The answer is B. Self Study#318. Using colons correctly from Choices Web Site. A colon (:) is used to introduce a list, clause, or phrase that explains the preceding independent clause. If a sentence contains a list, put an imaginary period just before the list, and ask yourself whether what comes before this period could stand alone as a complete sentence. If it can, the colon should be correct. Do not use a colon following a verb or such as.
Question 17 1 / 1 point
In the following sentence pair, choose the version of the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
a) I have to make sure I tape The Simpsons; which is one of my favorite shows.
b) I have to make sure I tape The Simpsons, which is one of my favorite shows.
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The answer is B. Self Study #218. Semicolons from Choices Web Site. Can you replace the semicolon with a period? If there is a complete sentence on both sides of the imaginary period, the semicolon is correct.
Question 18 1 / 1 point
In the following sentence pair, choose the version of the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
a) My husband just bought The Matrix on video; he won’t go anywhere this weekend.
b) My husband just bought The Matrix on video, he won’t go anywhere this weekend.
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The answer is A. Self Study #218. Semicolons from Choices Web Site. Can you replace the semicolon with a period? If there is a complete sentence on both sides of the imaginary period, the semicolon is correct.
Question 19 1 / 1 point
In the following sentence pair, choose the version of the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
a) We couldn’t get in to see The Blair Witch Project; the line at the theater went all the way around the block.
b) We couldn’t get in to see The Blair Witch Project, the line at the theater went all the way around the block.
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The answer is A. Self Study #218. Semicolons from Choices Web Site. Can you replace the semicolon with a period? If there is a complete sentence on both sides of the imaginary period, the semicolon is correct.
Review Ch 15 WTW 10e
Question 20 1 / 1 point
Posting a(n) ___________ on your Web site informs users about how it intends to handle the information received from users.
cookie
opt out choice
e-mail address
privacy policy
Question 21 1 / 1 point
Documents posted on the Web are frequently converted to ________ files, which display the pages on-screen exactly as they appear on paper.
JavaScript
PDF
HTML
MS Word
Question 22 0 / 1 point
What measures should you take to meet the needs of international readers?
Write simplistic prose.
Write separate versions of your content for domestic and international readers.
Eliminate expressions and references that make sense only to those familiar with American English.
All of the above

Week 3 News postings
Question 23 1 / 1 point
When dealing with others, you don’t have to change who you are, but you may need to adapt how you communicate and respond.
True
False
Question 24 0 / 1 point
Select the key assessment principles that apply to all engineering communications.
Focus on your reader’s needs in relation to your subject
Acknowledge any real or potential conflicting opinions
Be aware of “the underlying story” behind the reason you are writing
Understand your professional relationship with your readers
Adjust the tone, style, and scope of your writing based on your reader’s needs, any conflicting opinions, the underlying story, and your professional relationship with your readers (audience).
Get your communication out as fast as possible.
Question 25 1 / 1 point
Chunking, conciseness, and using lists make documents easier to read.
True
False

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