- You've now written the entire report.…So what's left?…Actually the final crucial step.…Revise, edit, proofread.…This step is not one to be hastily or thoughtlessly…completed.…40% of your entire writing process should be…spent in this stage.…This is a time consuming, crucial stage.…Although these three words, revise, edit, and proofread,…are usually combined into the rewriting or revising stage,…they really have different requirements.…
Revising and editing can be difficult because they…require you to see the report through new eyes.…Ideally, after you complete the writing portion you should…wait a day or more before revising the report.…You've probably spent hours, days, or even weeks…on this report.…You know its content and how you arrived…at the analysis.…You probably feel as though you've memorized it.…The problem can be that you are too familiar with it…and will not be able to review it objectively.…
If you're honest with yourself at this stage, you really…don't want to invest more hours in the report.…You really hope you don't find anything that needs…
- 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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