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Attempts: 2.8 2.8 Do No Harm: 2.8 / 3 3. Writing and Editing Formal Business Reports
Formal reports are similar to formal proposals in length, tone, and organization; however, instead of making an offer, they present the results of
investigation and analysis. Formal reports are used to assist in the decision-making process.
Points: Explanation: 1/1 Close Explanation Formal reports are infrequently seen in the workplace; however, they fulfill an important function and are used to provide vital data to be used
in the decision-making process. What is the next step to take after defining the issue and describing the scope of your investigation and analysis?
Organize your research data.
Choose the layout and style of the report template.
Write a purpose statement. Points: Explanation: 1/1 Close Explanation After you have defined the issue and described its scope, you should write a purpose statement. A purpose statement will help you understand
the goal, significance, and limits of your investigation and analysis. A purpose statement also lets you manage and limit the information you
research and present. Which of the following phrases might be useful in writing the purpose statement for your formal report? Check all that apply.
This report justifies
The report determines Points: Explanation: 0.75 / 1 Close Explanation Use strong, active verbs when writing the purpose statement of your formal report. A strong purpose statement that pinpoints the research and
uses action verbs will help guide your research and writing. …1-0012&ck=m_1526150373756_0AAA6BD30161B66F5EE4BF070000&attempt=2 Page 1 of 2 ...
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