Check for Understanding: Organizing Information for Electronic Communications - Exercise

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Check for Understanding: Organizing Information for Electronic Communications - Exercise

Check for Understanding: Organizing Information for Electronic Communications

Duration: 10 to 15 minutes.

In this exercise, you will consider the following scenario: your supervisor asked you to research the recent downturn in traffic to one of the company bookstores at a local mall and to recommend ways to improve the traffic.

Write a paragraph organized in the correct model to convey the following information to your colleagues at work: (Note: the information may have to be reorganized).

  1. There are vacant store sites more centrally located in the mall that are available for rent.
  2. The bookstore signs on the mall marquees have been damaged by storms and/or vandals and not repaired.
  3. Signage on the road near the construction site will alert travelers that the bookstore is still open, despite the construction.
  4. Several stores in the wing of the mall where the bookstore is located have been abandoned.
  5. Construction on the street by the nearest mall entrance to the bookstore has been going on for months.
  6. Costs to repair and/or replace the damaged signs will be absorbed by the mall insurance company.

Solution:

The correct format for the paragraph is problem-solution. Arrange the information with either all the problems first (sentences 2, 4, and 5) and the solutions in the same order (sentences 6, 1, and 3) or list each problem with its solution (2 and 6, 4 and 1, 5 and 3).

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