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Chapter 9. Professional Writing

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

a. An article published in a professional journal

b. A budget report

c. A label for a prescription vial

d. A performance evaluation of a new technician

e. All of the above

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

a. Acquisition of funding for the study

b. Conception and design of the study

c. Provision of equipment used in the study

d. Supervision of the research group

e. All of the above

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?

a. Pure technical style

b. Middle technical style

c. Popular technical style

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

a. American Medical Association Manual of Style

b. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

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

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

e. Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals

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.

a. True

b. False

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.

a. True

b. False

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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