- The title fly or the title page,…one of those is the first thing the reader sees.…So, the appearance needs to be attractive…and give a good first impression.…Not all reports will have both,…but the top level formal report probably will.…The only difference between the two…is that the title fly contains only the title,…perhaps with a graphic.…The title page will have the title, the graphic,…along with the writer and reader identification…and the submission date.…
Of course, the title needs to be composed…before the title fly or the title page can be completed.…Composing the title should be given…as much thought and attention…as every other part of the report.…It needs to be complete and concise.…Asking and answering the journalistic questions…will help you compose that exact title.…Who, what, when, where, why, and how.…Not all the questions may be relevant for every report…but ask each one and provide the most concise answer.…
The longer the report, the shorter the title,…and conversely, the shorter the report the longer the title.…
- 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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