Considering the Audience in Formal Reports


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Why is it important to consider the audience when creating formal reports?

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1. What information should be included in a formal report about two employees who are stealing from the company if the audience is the direct manager or supervisor of the department?

2. The marketing manager at B&B Restaurant Company wants to communicate information about a new advertising platform that will be used beginning next month. Which audience would this report be most beneficial to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These multiple-choice questions will test your knowledge of audiences for a formal report. Topics on the worksheet/quiz include the reason it's necessary to consider an audience when creating a formal report and required information in a formal report about employees who are stealing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will address these points:

  • Audience for a report about a new advertising platform
  • Data that should be included in a formal report regarding successful business milestones
  • Method for delivering a formal report with the company president as the sole audience

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the connection between formal reports and various audiences
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the audience for a report about a new advertising platform and the data that should be included in a formal report that documents company milestones
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the delivery of a report that will only be delivered to the president of a company

Additional Learning

You can learn more about writing company reports with the lesson named Considering the Audience in Formal Reports. These key subjects will be discussed:

  • Definition of formal reports
  • The importance of identifying your audience
  • Assessing the audience's needs