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An exercise like that will mean different things to different places
that give it to you. They may be looking for grammar, they may look at
style, they may focus on how you approach it. Go back, look at the
answers to posts by the following and see what your take is on what
they've written in response. Some of my takes:
- John Posada: Example shows how he can write about something he's very
familiar with. - Rob Domaschuk: Example could show an understanding of
writing to a specific audience. - Cindy Kight: Example shows a stress
of the need for standardization.
- Goober Writer: Likes to.... er.... "discuss" issues.
- Tom Galloway: Thinks outside the box (sorry to apply that term to you
if you're not into corp speak).
It's a situation where how you tackle the problem will show as much as
your writing skills (or lack of).
Victoria J. Nuttle
Technical Writer, Creative Automation
vnuttle -at- cauto -dot- com