Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Writing a final descriptive outline, part of Writing Business Reports.
- Your tentative outline help identify what areas…you would need to research for your report.…What support would need to be included?…You didn't know exactly what that research would reveal.…You then collect it and analyze the research.…Now you're ready for the next step,…to prepare your final descriptive outline.…This outline is final because it is the one…from which you will write your report.…The headings are descriptive, which means the reader…can see from the heading a summary of your analysis…or your actual recommendation.…
This final outline will become the table of contents,…and the headings will be the section headings…throughout the report.…Have you noticed that you have not yet written…a first word of the actual report?…Contrary to what you might think,…actually writing the report is not the difficult part.…Getting ready to write the report or the prewriting…and revising in proofreeding, the rewriting,…are the time-consuming steps.…The problem has been clearly presented.…The purpose of your report is clearly understood.…
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- Examining types of reports: formal to informal
- Writing the cover or title page
- Writing an introduction and body copy
- Writing a strong ending
- Doing research
- Writing outlines
- Revising and proofreading<br><br>
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