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Quiz 14 :

Proposals

Quiz 14 :

Proposals

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When does a writer prepare an executive summary for a formal proposal?
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A writer prepares an executive summary after he or she has finished the rest of the proposal.

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Executives of organizations are the only people who read proposals.
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A routing list may be included as part of the title page for an internal formal proposal.
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For the busy decision maker, proposals sometimes begin with a summary, which highlights the most important information presented.
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Although formal and informal proposals are similar, what are three ways that formal proposals differ from informal proposals?
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Once a writer has brainstormed a number of possible solutions, how can the writer narrow the list to one or two solutions that he or she will try to get the audience to accept?
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When a writer has relevant (but not essential) material for a proposal, where should he or she include that material?
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Match each definition with the correct term. a.seeks funding for a specified project b.states the problem and criteria for the solution, that is, what the customer wants c.is written in response to a request by the audience d.persuades an audience to take a particular action e.is written as a result of a problem or need the writer found -unsolicited proposal
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Because proposals are persuasive documents, they are always long.
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Match each definition with the correct term. a.seeks funding for a specified project b.states the problem and criteria for the solution, that is, what the customer wants c.is written in response to a request by the audience d.persuades an audience to take a particular action e.is written as a result of a problem or need the writer found -planning proposal
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Informal proposals are written to internal audiences only.
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Proposals are persuasive reports that offer a solution to an identified problem or need.
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When does a formal proposal need a glossary?
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Match each definition with the correct term. a.seeks funding for a specified project b.states the problem and criteria for the solution, that is, what the customer wants c.is written in response to a request by the audience d.persuades an audience to take a particular action e.is written as a result of a problem or need the writer found -grant proposal
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Match each definition with the correct term. a.seeks funding for a specified project b.states the problem and criteria for the solution, that is, what the customer wants c.is written in response to a request by the audience d.persuades an audience to take a particular action e.is written as a result of a problem or need the writer found -RFP
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Match each definition with the correct term. a.seeks funding for a specified project b.states the problem and criteria for the solution, that is, what the customer wants c.is written in response to a request by the audience d.persuades an audience to take a particular action e.is written as a result of a problem or need the writer found -solicited proposal
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Proposals-whether formal or informal-explain a problem or need and offer a solution.
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A letter ormemo of transmittal is the document a writer prepares to offer an alternative solution.
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Prewriting is particularly important in writing a formal proposal.
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All proposals involve a great deal of technical research and experimentation, which only professionals can do.
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