Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use documentation, part of Writing a Business Report.
- Various citation methods are possible.…As always, first check to determine if your company…has a preferred method.…If not, then decide which method to use.…Whether you're quoting directly from a source…or whether you are paraphrasing anything other than…what is considered common knowledge,…you must cite your sources.…The source must be given at the exact location…within the report's body.…And then, also include it as part of…a complete list of the sources at the end of the report.…We'll look at each of these examples.…
First, let's examine whether to use in-text citations,…endnotes, or footnotes.…The in-text citation identifies the source…at the exact point in the body, with parentheses…around the name of the author or the article's title.…Here's an example.…The complete source that will be…in the summary list of sources will look like this.…So the reader will look at the list, locate Brown,…and see the rest of the information about the source.…
Another choice the writer has is using footnotes.…This method allows the reader to have immediate…
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- Differentiate between formal and informal reports.
- Write an effective transmittal.
- Identify when to use an appendix and what to include.
- Cite the purpose of a tentative outline and create one for a report.
- Clarify and emphasize data with report graphics.
- Distinguish between primary and secondary research.
- Explain how to incorporate graphics in a report.
- Write a tentative outline.
Skill Level Intermediate
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3. Preparing to Write
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