ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (#34)

Section: Paragraph comprehension

To write or not to write -- that is the question. If assigned a writing task, there's no option. However, if someone is looking for a specific answer, find out if they need a short answer or a detailed one. Can the requirement be met with a telephone call, e-mail, or short note, or is something more necessary? A former CEO of a major corporation once commented that he had looked at 13,000 pieces of paper in a 5-day period. Think how much easier and more economical it would be if people would use the telephone, send an e-mail, or write a short note. The main point of this passage is:

Written records are important as they provide detailed documentation.
More business people should invest time and energy improving their writing skills.
Writing may not be the best way tC.mmunicate information.
It's pointless for business people to spend time improving their writing skills.