- Periodic and Special Reports.…The names of these types of reports…clearly identify when they are prepared.…Periodic, on some regular time frame:…daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually,…for that specific time period.…It's even sometimes referred to as recurring report.…Or Special,…for that one specific situation or incident.…The need for this particular report…has never arisen in the past…and may never happen again.…
As with all the report categories,…the same report writing principles and guidelines appear.…But let's take a general look at these…two specific report writing situations.…The Periodic Reports usually have…a standard format, a template,…that has been developed to meet the needs…and requirements of that particular department or company.…Microsoft Word has templates for the…weekly status report and the project status reports.…This standardization makes it easy…for both the report writer and the report reader.…
The writer knows exactly what to include where.…The reader knows exactly what to expect,…
- 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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