Week6 Reports Essay

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Reports (Week6)
1. Introduction
2. Report Basics
3. Writing your report
Reports: Introduction
What’s a Report?
A systematic report to answer a question.
What are the different types of reports?
Information
Analytical (A report that takes the info and analyze it)
Recommendation
Reports: Basics
Report Formats:
Formal
Informal
Letter
Memo
Email
Refer to Page 403
Writing your report
Planning
Researching
Composing
Planning
What is my purpose?
Who is my audience?
What is my purpose?
It depends on the question.
Problem Statement: A description of the problem giving rise to the report.
Problem Question: The main question that will be answered in the report.
Purpose Statement: The main purpose of the report, expressed simply in one sentence.
Factor your problem question into sub-questions.

Who is my audience?
How will they react to this information?
What writing plan will I use?
How can I make this information understandable and readable?
Direct vs Indirect Pattern
Research
Research types:
Primary
Secondary
Quantitative- Stats, Numbers
Qualitative- Descriptive
Composing
Three parts to a report:
Intro
Body
Conclusion

INTRO:
Problem description
Expanded purpose statement
Background
Methods and sources
Preview
Definition of terms
Expanded Purpose Statement:
Purpose
Scope- What is included in the report?
Limitations-
Importance
Body
Findings and Analysis, Discussion
Discuss, analyze, and interpret the research findings
Conclusion
Interpret and summarize the findings
Relate the conclusions to the report problem
Limit the conclusions to the data presented
Be objective (Don’t try…