RE: Sample Writing Tests Needed

Subject: RE: Sample Writing Tests Needed
From: Suzette Leeming <techwriter -at- techemail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: 19 Oct 2000 08:51:52 -0700

BMcClain -at- centura -dot- com said...

I'd love to see one too, but in lieu of one, how about this: Explain in 250
words or fewer, to somebody reading at about a fifth-grade level, how to
balance a checkbook.

-----Original Message-----
From: colleen -dot- denardo -at- la-z-boy -dot- com [mailto:colleen -dot- denardo -at- la-z-boy -dot- com]

>I was hoping that someone out there might have a good example of a writing
>test. It's tough to find experienced writers so I thought administering

That makes the assumption that the person writing the test obviously knows how to balance a checkbook/cheque book.

Don't slam me for this... but I would fail that test.

Any test that is designed should take into consideration what a potential writer already knows.

Just wanted to mention that caveat.

Suzette Leeming
Technical Writer
Markham, Ontario, Canada

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