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The Three Main Components of Formal Reports

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What are the three main components of a formal report?

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1. Which of the following is the appropriate part of a formal report to mention a survey of local citizens who don't think their town is the appropriate place for building a new sports stadium?

2. Bob, the CEO of a company, receives a formal report from Sam, one of his executives. He is very busy though, and just wants the quick facts about the project covered in the report. What section should Bob read to meet his goals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are important components necessary to know about when writing a formal report, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of those components. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know about writing an introduction, a cover letter, and an appendix in a formal report, among others.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Elements included in the text of a formal report
  • Where in a formal report an introduction should be included
  • The number of components in a formal report
  • Which formal report component contains the cover letter
  • Where to include an appendix in a formal report

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the unique elements included in each of the components of a formal report
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge on writing formal reports to answer questions about where to include an introduction, appendix, and cover letter
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about how a formal report is constructed from the related lesson

Additional Learning

Want to learn further about writing formal documents? Then check out the accompanying lesson, The Three Main Components of Formal Reports. This lesson will help you:

  • Define formal report
  • Understand why formal reports may be used and in what setting or context
  • Recognize the components of a formal report
  • Identify important elements that should be included in the front matter, text, and back matter of a formal document
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