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Elements ofProf Report-1

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Elements of a Professional Report Carefully study and emulate the “style” of the reports (whichever style you choose) in Chapter 17 & 19. Clearly focus on audience and purpose-spell this out in the memo or Executive Summary. Who you wrote it for and why. Reports should have sections and the section headings should be labeled and bolded Front matter includes: 1. Cover 2. Title page (Title should include type of report) 3. Memo or Executive Summary (you can choose which you want to use). Organization of body should reflect the organization of the information from your articles and should be titled according to the content. In other words, your title headings should reflect the content of the information, rather than just say BODY. In Recommendation/Comprehensive reports your recommendations section takes the
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Unformatted text preview: place of the “conclusion.” General Notes: FSQ = Freestanding quotes and are bad scholarship. This means that you introduce a quote without announcing or contextualizing it. Like this. “John has fleas.” Rather than like this: William Talbot insect expert writes, “John has fleas.” or In the discussion of the many pests in the house, William Talbot gives one example. He says, “John has fleas.” Don’t create a paper that is a collection of quotes. Paraphrase—put in your own words but still cite. Cut use of direct quotes to the bone. When you use them, make them count. Always cite stats, dates, data, quotes, and paraphrase. Number the pages of your report....
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