Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Writing the ending, part of Writing a Business Report.
- All business reports will have one…or a combination of these endings:…A Summary, Conclusion, Recommendations.…If the report is just informational,…such as a trip report or the progress report,…it will end with a summary.…If the report is analytical,…a problem has occurred and you are asked…to conclude why the problem occurred,…or you may have been tasked…with finding a solution to the problem.…If that was the situation,…then the ending will be a conclusion…upon which those specific recommendations are based.…
These recommendations may already be noted…throughout the report body.…Descriptive headings will identify…specific recommendations being supported…if the report uses the direct approach…for a knowledgeable, receptive reader.…For example, if your descriptive heading is…Display Only Company Brands In-Store…then you've already told the reader…the recommendation that will be analyzed…and supported in that portion of the report.…A more general heading, however, such as,…Determine Which Brands To Display In-Store…
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- 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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