Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Writing a tentative outline, part of Writing Business Reports.
- All successful business documents require planning.…The standard writing plan is prewrite, write, and rewrite.…Part of the prewriting is to develop a tentative outline.…This tentative outline is merely a starting place…to help you decide areas…that need to be researched thoroughly.…It's usually included as…one of the five parts of the work plan.…Identify questions your reader will want answered…in the final report.…The reader will certainly want to know…what you conclude and recommend to solve the problem,…why you think that solution is a strong one,…and how it will be implemented,…including a timeline and marketing options.…
The fact that this is a tentative outline…means it will change as you…research and refine your project.…So, view it as a flexible, ongoing prewriting guide.…You may have some prior knowledge of the area…you've been asked to analyze,…and you may have done some preliminary reading…or a limited research to help you understand…the overall business problem which you've been given.…Incorporating these basic ideas…
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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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