Reports - Report Purposes, Topics/Types, Lengths, &...

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Report Purposes, Topics/Types, Michel Lynn Hendry University of Colorado Copyright 2006 - design.ppt
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Reports by Purpose Informational reports are based on a request to investigate a situation and report specific facts about it; thus, the informational report requires you to garner information. Analytical reports are based on a request to investigate a situation and then draw conclusions about its causes, effects, solutions, or any other findings; thus, the analytical report requires you to draw meaning from the information and to predict consequences.
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A Comparison of Informational and Analytical Reports A description of how XYZ handles company cars A description of XYZ’s transportation cost over the last five years A description of criteria to be used in analyzing company car possibilities A description of insurance, maintenance, and other costs associated with company cars Evidence of the efficiency of XYZ company cars Evidence relating why costs are soaring and
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course WRTG 3040 taught by Professor Macarthur during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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