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For All Management Employees
6/4/2009 Dana Olmstead, Division Manager C redible and Acceptable R eport ing
Although i ts contents are of ultimate importance, a finished report’s look is of almost equal i mportance. If it is to achieve the goal for which it was writ ten, every report, whether it serves a business or academic purpose, should be acceptable from every point of view. Citations, for Example
No mat ter which format is used for citations, a good wri ter knows citations are inserted for t he reader’s benefit; therefore, anything the wri ter does to ease their use will be appreciated and will work on the wri ter’s behalf. Standard procedures, such as those stated below, make readers comfortable. • • • I talicize ti t les of complete publications. Use quotation marks with parts of publications. Months and certain locational words may be abbreviated. And the F inal Report
The final report should have an attractive, easy-to-read look. The report should meet the c riteria for spacing, citations, and binding that have been established for its preparation. Such criteria are set up by institutional decree, by generally accepted standards, or by subject demands. A wri ter should discover limi ts within which he or she must wri te and observe those limits with care. I n Conclusion
Giving the report a professional appearance calls for skill and patience from a wri ter. First i mpressions count when preparing reports. Poorly presented materials are not read, or at least not read with an agreeable attitude. ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2009 for the course BSC 2010 taught by Professor Whittinghill during the Summer '09 term at University of Great Falls.
- Summer '09