An Exercise is usually a series of questions given to test whether or not you have learned what you have been taught. It may require you to show your knowledge of facts, or your skill in carrying out a procedure. It may ask, for example, for a definition or a short explanation or for you to perform a calculation.

An Exercise will usually be short, and may not have an introduction or conclusion. You are required to give simple, precise answers, often based on some data that you are given. There will usually be a correct answer.

Types of Exercises include:

• definitions
• calculations
• data analysis
• short explanations
• statistics exercises

Several different types of Exercise have been identified: definitions, calculations, data analysis, short explanations, and statistics exercises. Look at Example 1 and identify the exercise type.

Exercise

Look at the structure of Example 1. Choose which paragraphs contribute to the five different tasks.

Exercise

Look at Example 1. Identify the analysis carried out in the different tasks.

Exercise

According to the author of Example 1, by looking at the data obtained, a comparison of the drivers can be made. Look at the following sentences that compare the drivers and fill in the gaps.

Exercise

Confused...........
Is there anyone can tell me the reason to choose answer C?
The question in Task 3:In which paragraph are problems with the vehicle identified?

Good question blairnyu
Example 1 is a piece of writing which analyses data from a race meeting.
If you choose Answer c you think that Paragraph 3 identifies problems with the vehicle.
It's true that Paragraph 3 mostly compares the performance of Driver 1 and Driver 2, but towards the end of the paragraph it says "The data analysed points to no problem with the car till the latter laps when there is an oil pressure problem."
The oil pressure problem is a a problem with the car (which is a vehicle) - so problems with the vehicle are identified in Paragraph 3.
Do you agree?
Hilary
The Writing for a Purpose Team

Hi Jimmy
In the first paragraph of the example text it says "The aim of this assignment is to analyse the data obtained from a race". I think that suggests that it is a data analysis exercise, don't you?
Hilary
The Writing for a Purpose team

Task 3,question 3: I chose paragraph12 because there are the phrase that shows reasons like
"as a result of" and therefore. I don't know why it is wrong

I am sorry to say that ,but I am really felt disappointed from this exercise because I don't know what should I do to answer the question well,Should I read the example many times?
should I find out specific words to determine if this paragraph shows reasons,conclusions,definition