- 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…
- 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
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
Writing Recommendationswith Judy Steiner-Williams10m 52s Intermediate
1. Examining Types of Business Reports
2. Exploring the Parts of a Report
3. Preparing to Write
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