June 8, 2011 AB - The accountants were using Microsoft...

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Unformatted text preview: The accountants were using Microsoft Office programs because they came with their hardware. Concerned about their compatibility, however, with other programs they wanted to install, they asked head office if they were using the most recent version. They asked them what version they were running because Who is they???? Phase 2: Research, Organize, Compose How to organize the report ? Sections and headings Detailed introduction Logical structure Reader-friendly reports: Assignment 4: Report Assignment 4: Report within within direct direct approach memo format approach memo format 1. Direct reply (includes reports purpose statement) is one-two sentences; you know how to write this. 2. Report: introduction (no heading) body (headings) conclusions and recommendations (heading ) 3. Direct closing: you know how to write this. Opening answers readers question: What is this thing? What is it about? In response to your invitation to, here is a report describing/evaluating.and recommending In general, report length varies with report type See p. 316 for basic introduction components, pp.348-49 for other possible components. Look at text samples: pp. 326, 327, 330.Your introduction will be longer than these. Use components listed in assignment memo for Assignment 4s introductions. Your Assignment 4 introduction (no heading) a short description of the background leading up to the report and the significance of the issue(s) the value or benefit of the report to the reader the scope or limitations of the report the research methods you used an overview of the reports organization A short description of the background leading up to the report and the significance of the issue(s) (pp. 316, 349) Why is this report needed? What are the issues? Dont just copy from assignment memo; read about the issues so you can use your own words. The value or benefit of the report to the reader How will this report help the reader solve the problem/need? (What particular perspective do you offer?) Scope: What did you include in your research, and why? (Did you choose to focus on universities comparable in student population or physical size? Why?) Limitations: what did you exclude from your research, and why ?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course COMM 2290 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at Saint Mary's University Texas.

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