Front_and_Back_Matter

Front_and_Back_Matter - Front and Back Matte r: Docum nt S...

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Front and Back Matter: Document Supplements That Work
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What is the purpose of supplements? Readers can find the least information they need to complete the task at hand. Different readers can use the document for different reasons. Supplements can help the reader better understand the document. They make the information more accessible to the reader.
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How are supplements classified? Front matter: supplements that precede your report End or Back matter: supplements that follow your report
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What are the elements of front matter? Letter of transmittal Cover Title page Abstract Table of contents List of illustrations Executive summary
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What might the letter of transmittal include? Acknowledgment of those who helped with the report Reference to sections of special interest: unexpected findings, key visuals, major conclusions, special recommendations Statement of the limitations of the study Suggestions for further research Personal observations or “off the record” comments Suggestions for special uses for the information Call to action
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It protects the document from wear and tear. Use covers only for long documents.
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