The strategies for organizing information are widely recognized, but you should apply them purposefully rather than mechanically. This means that you:
A. should always begin by outlining the topic.
B. should have reasons for what you do rather than just following conventional practices.
C. have the freedom to decide whether to use bullets rather than Roman numerals in your outlines.
D. should not organize the information because the reader will organize it to suit himself or herself.
A. Content and context
C. Purpose and key points
A. Storyboards are short, dramatic visual summaries showing the gist of the final project.
B. Storyboards can be either hand-drawn or electronic sketches.
C. Storyboards convey settings, characters, and actions for a specific audience.
D. Storyboards were recently invented as a means to organize technical information.
A. Storyboards should be created only after all of the final decisions about the project have been made so that they will not have to be revised.
B. Don’t invest too much time and effort in storyboards; keep them sketchy.
C. Storyboards are costly to make and modify, so use them sparingly in your projects.
D. Storyboards are tools of the past and are being replaced by more technologically advanced planning tools.
B. free-form narratives
C. tables and spreadsheets
D. dramatic interpretations
A. a major revision of the information.
B. a completely different set of information from the series numbered 1.0, 1.01, etc.
C. was simply released before 2.01
D. was released in a different fiscal year than those numbered 1.01, etc.
A. the information will be listed in chronological order.
B. the information will be listed in alphabetical order.
C. the information in the written paragraphs will always have clear topic sentences.
D. users will be able to find what they want.
A. a cutaway view.
B. a genealogy chart.
C. a line graph.
D. a calendar.
A. faulty reasoning.
B. inductive reasoning.
C. deductive reasoning.
D. correct reasoning.
A. Textual elements
B. Document design
C. Graphic elements
D. Information design
A. Lead space
B. Negative space
D. Empty space
A. Margins that run nearly to the edges of the page save space and cause the reader to feel that the information is extremely critical.
B. Default margins are usually set at 1 inch.
C. Slightly wider margins increase aesthetic appeal and ease of reading.
D. An extra-wide margin can be left blank, or it can be a place for annotations or references.
A. fully justified
D. None of the above; there are no conventions concerning the number of grids.
A. unruly graphics.
A. Leave at least three lines on a page before going to the next paragraph.
B. Revise sentences in the paragraph to add or delete a few words.
C. Emphasize selected portions of the text to make the information more accessible.
D. Label the chunked sections of the text appropriately.
B. Adobe Garamond.
C. Edwardian Script.
A. one to two points smaller
B. two to three points smaller
C. one to two points larger
D. two to three points larger
A. number lists of information that are equivalent in importance.
B. use bullets for lists in which a priority of items is important.
C. use bullets for lists of information that are equivalent in importance.
D. Use bullets for information in which a total count of the items is important.