Formal Report: Format, Parts & Effectiveness


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What is the main difference between the informational report and the analytical report?

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1. Which can be used to make conclusions?

2. Which of the following is part of the front section?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will explore your understanding of the characteristics of formal reports. The quiz will also assess your knowledge of report components like the conclusions section and appendix.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify the main difference between informational reports and analytical reports
  • Recognize parts of the front section
  • Point out what would be included in the appendix
  • Identify the longest section in a formal report

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of formal reports
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the sections of formal reports
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the different types of official reports and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the components of formal reports, check out our lesson entitled Formal Report: Format, Parts & Effectiveness. The material covers the following objectives:

  • Define formal report
  • Give examples of formal reports
  • Identify the format and parts of formal reports
  • Determine the proper writing style for a formal report