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Quiz 8 :

Informative Reports

Quiz 8 :

Informative Reports

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Top management at an organization may choose to read only the _____ of longer reports.
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The information in a summary should be proportional to the original document.
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A fiscal year is an organization's operating year.
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Periodic reports explain the accomplishments for all projects of an entire organization or for a unit of an organization over a specified period of time.
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In a periodic report, an overview of the highlights of the report should be presented in
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There is only one type of summary.
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A mechanism description separates a mechanism into parts and tells what the parts look like and what their function is. It also explains the purpose of the mechanism and its overall design.
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In a news release, information should be ordered from most important to least important.
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An abstract is longer than a summary.
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A mechanism description uses a drawing or diagram.
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To maintain credibility, writers of news releases must avoid inaccuracies and exaggerations.
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All news releases are written by television, radio, and newspaper reporters.
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Writers use the Reporter's Questions-Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How?-to gather important ideas to include in a news release.
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Under Projections in a progress report, the writer explains
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After the introduction, the body of the progress report describes the accomplishments of the organization or the unit, with headings determined by each activity category or the type of work undertaken.
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Progress reports always use subheadings under, for example, Work Completed and Work Scheduled.
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What describes the main parts of a device or machine?
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When a person describes a mechanism, he or she also should explain how to operate it.
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Writers of periodic reports never mention problems encountered on the job.
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A progress report should contain two dates: the date the report was written or distributed and
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