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Punctuation and Word Use for Scopists Final Exam

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  • Barbara Mitchell says:

    Is it possible to underscore or italicize (where needed) through this program? How is that accomplished?? Thank you.

  • jnnfrwnzl says:

    Oof, this was hard! I got 13 incorrect in the multiple-choice portion. It’s tough because I can’t afford a Morson book right now, being that they’re a minimum of $150 on Amazon right now. I studied the rules excerpted in this section, but some of the test questions I missed were not included in this material (such as rule 275 for question #38). I’m studying the workbook and will try again as soon as I’m able.

  • jnnfrwnzl says:

    They’re up to $120, but that’s better than $150 for used on Amazon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • charlenerob says:

    What is the direct quotation in No. 40, the one about a letter from Mr. Christiansen?

    • Linda Evenson says:

      There is no direct quotation. It is a question.

      • charlenerob says:

        Why was Rule No. 94 used as an explanation?

        • Linda Evenson says:

          Hi, Charlene –

          I try to list the main rule(s) that is/are demonstrated by the question. There may be other rules that apply as well. I have found if students look up things themselves, they tend to remember them better. Let me know if you can’t find something.

          Linda

  • Mccormicks5 says:

    Hi Linda,
    I have questions on the following:
    #28 Rule 126, example g. shows ’97/’98 or ’97-’98 as correct.
    #35 Rule 257, example c. shows ; e.g., (and then a list) Is this different because of the e.g instead of i.e.?
    Will you double check my answer for #36. The review shows what I picked and another possible answer as identical. Just trying to see if there is a glitch or if I was careless as I know what that answer should be :(.
    I will await the results of the rest!
    Thank you!

    • Linda Evenson says:

      Hi, Molly –

      Let me answer your questions.

      #28: You had a space before and after the slash. There should be no spaces.

      #35: Use a colon if you would use a colon in the sentence without the “i.e.”; use a comma if you would use a comma. See examples c and f.

      #36: The correct answer is ZIP Code; you chose Zip Code. The ZIP should be all caps.

      I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions. I know these things are confusing sometimes!

      Linda

  • Mccormicks5 says:

    Thank you for your response. Just for my knowledge, I am not following the e.g. answer very well. Example c. shows My client lost everything he loved; i.e., his family, his job, his home, his health. (using the semi colon after loved and before i.e.).
    Also, I whole heartedly agree with ZIP Code being correct, but I just don’t see ZIP Code as an answer that I didn’t pick. Possibly I am reading the results wrong.
    Lastly, are we able to get the answers to questions requiring us to write out the answer so I can see what I did wrong in them? If not, no worries.
    On to the next lesson!
    Thank you!

    • kschell72 says:

      I have been studying and looking up what I missed for a while. My eyes could be playing tricks on me, but I don’t see ZIP Code as an answer either. I chose ZIP code because I knew ZIP needed to be in all caps.

      • Linda Evenson says:

        Kerry –

        When I looked at the test, ZIP Code is checked as the correct answer. Are you sure you didn’t see it there? I don’t know what to tell you. I’m stumped!

        Linda

        • kschell72 says:

          Hi Linda. Here is what I see. ZIP code (small c) is what I chose. It was marked incorrect. There is not a choice for ZIP Code (capital C), which in my understanding, would be the correct answer. It is marked “Incorrect” on my side.

          Question #36: Choose the correctly punctuated sentence.
          Incorrect
          Your Answer:
          What is the ZIP code for Chicago?
          Other Possible Answers:
          What is the Zip Code for Chicago?
          What is the ZIP code for Chicago?
          What is the zip code for Chicago?
          Explanation: Morson’s Rule 262.

          • kschell72 says:

            The only choice with ZIP (all caps) is what I chose, but it’s marked incorrect. Am I going crazy? ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Linda Evenson says:

            I just looked at the answers, and the following, which is correct, is one of them:
            What is the ZIP Code for Chicago?
            Do you not see that in the selection? Let me know.

  • ajpomerleau says:

    I’m not sure why, but #30 is marked as incorrect. I specifically chose “do’s and don’ts” without the comma, but that is what I’m told I selected? And then the same one I’m being told I answered is listed under Other Possible Answers but none without the comma. Could there be any error?

    • Linda Evenson says:

      Andrea –

      I went into your test, and it does show the answer you chose as the one with the comma. Is it possible you clicked on the wrong one by accident? The correct answer on the test is that is marked. I don’t know what to tell you. The correct answer is the one without the comma, as you said.

      Linda

  • AngieM says:

    Hi! Will we get feedback on errors made on the typewritten answers? The answer boxes do not allow for decent formatting, so I am a little worried about that. Thanks!

    • lindae says:

      Hi, Angie –

      You will get a LOT of feedback on test answers. Unlike a college course, grades aren’t the goal here. The important thing is that you know the correct information so that you can do an awesome job for your clients. So I won’t allow anyone to move on to the next section until I am SURE that students understand their errors and what they need to do differently. I make students look up and quote the rules to me, and I’ve even gotten on the phone and gone over a test someone really struggled with. If I don’t see to it students know and understand the material, in my opinion, I’m not doing my job. So will you get lots of feedback? You have my WORD on it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • lindae says:

      I go over tests thoroughly with students. If you don’t score at least 85%, I reset the section so that you can go back and study some more and retake the test. I tell you some of the things to be sure to review because you missed them in the first test. If you still have trouble, I will go over the answers, rules, and even get on the phone with you to go through the material, if that’s what it takes. I will not allow anyone to move into a new section until I’m sure they have the material from the previous section down. In a college course, the grades are what count. In a vocational course, it’s knowing the material so you can do an awesome job for your clients. I take that very seriously.

  • rmendenhall78 says:

    Linda – FYI – I placed hyphens for my typed answer to Q23, but on the submission is looks like dashes – I don’t know what you see on your end. I used the proper key strokes on the mac for hyphens. Thanks, Robyn

    • lindae says:

      These dashes are kind of a stinker. Reporter dashes are always two hyphens with a space on either end — like that. However, Word, and evidently Macs, make these into a singular longer dash. I can see that you did use dashes because the line is quite a bit longer than a normal dash. On tests like notereading and the final exam, though, you need to ensure that they are indeed two hyphens surrounded by spaces or they count as an error. When you get into CATalyst, there are built-in macros that insert them correctly, thank goodness!

  • awwna says:

    Something went wrong! My answers are gone! It was lagging for about 30 min.

  • Schultz13 says:

    I have a question regarding question number 28. It is marked as incorrect and I’m trying to understand why. Morson’s Rule 126 and 181 both show ’94 – ’95 and ’94 / ’95 as correct answers. What am I missing? Thank you!

    • lindae says:

      I must admit to having looked at Rule 126 until I’ve about gone cross-eyed. First I thought I saw no space (’96-’97), then I thought I did see a space (’96 – ’97), then I went back to not seeing it again. In looking at it again this morning, I do not see a space. Also, I do a lot of reading, and I have never seen abbreviated years with a hyphen or slant that have the spaces.

      It’s kind of hard to tell with the apostrophe because it’s so small, it adds a little white space. The way you can tell for sure is to type them both ways on a page. The ones with the spaces before/after the hyphen or slant have a lot more white space than the ones in Rule 126. Is it hard to tell? YES!

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