Chap017_modified - Chapter 17 Chapter Planning and...

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Chapter 17 Chapter 17 Planning and Researching for Reports Steps Formal vs. Informal Report Classifications Report Topics Types of Research Sources
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Steps in Report Writing 1. Define the problem 2. Gather necessary data 3. Analyze the data 4. Organize the information 5. Write the report 17-2
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Formal vs. Informal Reports Formal reports contain formal elements: Title page Transmittal Table of contents List of illustrations Informal reports may be memos, letters, e-mail, sales figures, etc. 17-3
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Report Classifications Information reports collect data for reader Sales reports Quarterly reports 17-4
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Report Classifications, continued… Analytical reports interpret data but do not recommend action Annual reports Audit reports Make-good or pay-back reports 17-5
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Report Classifications, continued… Recommendation reports recommend action or a solution Feasibility reports Justification reports Problem-solving reports 17-6
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