Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Writing the introduction, part of Writing Business Reports.
- The report's introduction's purpose…is to prepare the reader for the report's content.…Different readers approach the report…with different knowledge and involvement…with the report project.…Therefore, in order to decide…what to include in the report's introduction,…you will consider your primary reader's needs,…and anticipate secondary readers…and their familiarity with the report's purpose.…For example, even though the District VP…may have authorized the report,…it may be sent upward to the Corporate VP,…or various supervisors may be asked…to participate in the final decision making.…
The report writer generally considers seven possible areas…to include to prepare the readers…for the actual information analysis.…The first two that are almost always included…are the problem and the purpose.…These were identified on the work plan.…The complete work plan is discussed in another lesson.…The problem segment tells the readers…what led up to the need for an investigation…and a solution.…For example, in our report situation,…
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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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