Explain the differences between primary and secondary research. Give examples of each
Search for an important term in your major using three different search engines (Google, Yahoo!, Bing, etc.). Compare the first five hits delivered by each search engine. Do any sites appear in the top five hits of more than one search engine? Can you see a pattern in which sites are selected by each search engine?
Organizational patterns discussed in this chapter form the foundation of most complex communications. Study the Toyota website. Select a model, and then study the subsections, such as Cars, Owners, and About Toyota. Identify at least four of the organizational patterns. How are they are used to help the reader learn about that model of car?
Using the FedBizOpps website (http://fbo.gov (Links to an external site.)), find a request for proposal (RFP) in your academic field. What questions would you ask the issuing organization if you were considering responding to the RFP?