Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Deciding on a report's mechanics, part of Writing Business Reports.
- Deciding on a report's mechanical elements includes…examining margins, spacing, font and page numbering.…Even though the content of the report must be thorough,…well-organized and well-written, the first impression…of the report may well be the report's appearance.…You want that first impression to be a positive one,…that the report looks professional.…The margins, the spacing, the font and page numbers…add to the report's credibility.…The margins may vary depending on how the report…is bound and the section of the report.…
For example, if the report is to be left-bound,…then the left margin is usually one and a half inches,…which allows a half inch for the binding.…The top, bottom and right margins…are then the standard one inch.…One exception is that the top margin may…be about two inches on the first page…after the prefatory parts, the page that repeats…the report's title and begins the introduction.…This example shows that page.…Another exception is if the report is top-bound, then the…top margin will add that one half inch for the binding.…
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- Examining types of reports: formal to informal
- Writing the cover or title page
- Writing an introduction and body copy
- Writing a strong ending
- Doing research
- Writing outlines
- Revising and proofreading<br><br>
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