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Chapter 9. Professional Writing

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Which of the following items are considered to be a type of professional writing?

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a. An article published in a professional journal

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b. A budget report

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c. A label for a prescription vial

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d. A performance evaluation of a new technician

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e. All of the above

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Which of the following is considered to be adequate for credit as an author?

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a. Acquisition of funding for the study

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b. Conception and design of the study

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c. Provision of equipment used in the study

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d. Supervision of the research group

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e. All of the above

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When writing a document that is intended for an audience of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other health care practitioners, which style of writing should be employed?

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a. Pure technical style

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b. Middle technical style

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c. Popular technical style

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Which guideline tends to be used the most in writing for medical and pharmacy journals?

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a. American Medical Association Manual of Style

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b. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

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c. Publication Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (APA)

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d. Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers

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e. Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals

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It is necessary to only define unusual abbreviations in a document, since nearly every reader will understand common abbreviations, such as the use of AIDS for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.

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a. True

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b. False

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When writing a document, it is not necessary to provide a citation to a source such Wikipedia, since that only contains information that is considered to be common knowledge.

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a. True

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b. False

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In most cases, when writing up an answer to a question for another health care practitioner, the first paragraph of the ...

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