Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Informational reports, part of Writing Business Reports.
- Even though all reports present information,…simply put, the purpose of Informational Reports…is to provide information…in an organized, objective way,…without analysis or recommendations;…in other words, to report the facts.…The writer is then expected…to summarize that information.…The information provided may stand alone,…or it may be used as the basis for making a decision.…Therefore, the information included…should be specific, complete, and relevant.…
Most Informational Reports are informal,…and are written as memos or letters.…Some Informational Reports may be prepared…following a company's template,…which identifies what needs to be included…and in what order.…These highly specialized Informational Reports…are generally the easiest type of report to prepare.…However, if a standardized format isn't available,…you may need to determine…the format and the content.…If the Informational Report…is one that may possibly continue…to be required in the future,…giving thought and attention…to its appearance and arrangement…
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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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Writing Recommendationswith Judy Steiner-Williams10m 57s Intermediate
1. Examining Types of Business Reports
2. Exploring the Parts of a Report
3. Preparing to Write
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