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How To Sharpen Your Business Writing Skills, Second Edition by Nan Levinson

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Pre-test

How to Sharpen Your Business Writing Skills, Second Edition

Course Code 96020

INSTRUCTIONS: Record your answers on one of the scannable answer forms enclosed with this course. Please follow the directions on the form carefully . Be sure to keep a copy of the completed answer forms for your records. No photocopies will be graded. When completed, mail your answer form to:

American Management Association

Educational Services

P.O. Box 133

Florida, NY 10921

1. You should use active verbs when writing because they:

(a) add vividness and forcefulness to your writing.

(b) are indirect.

(c) make sentences more lyrical.

(d) help deflect blame.

2. Choose the revision that best eliminates the negative connotations of this sentence: You need not ...

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