Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Writing the table of contents and list of illustrations, part of Writing a Business Report.
- Have you ever wondered if the magazine you're reading…has an article on a specific topic,…or ever needed to find one exact chapter in a book?…If so, you probably looked at the table of contents.…Why?…Because the table of contents…quickly gives the reader that information.…So in business reports, that table of contents…gives the reader an overview, a preliminary guide.…The first item on the table of contents will probably be…the list of illustrations, followed by…the executive summary, the last two prefatory parts.…
The table of contents continues to show…the report's organization, with main sections…and supporting sections under each heading.…Each report section heading,…along with its beginning page number,…will be listed.…Even though the title fly or title page…and the transmittal are the first two or three report pages,…they are usually not listed on the table of contents,…even though they are counted in the number of pages,…because the table of contents is the guide…for only the pages that follow it.…
That final outline that was constructed…
- 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
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1. Examining Types of Business Reports
2. Exploring the Parts of a Report
3. Preparing to Write
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