How to Write Progress Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content

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Mike's boss said he included unnecessary information in his progress report. Analyze Mike's section headings below and determine the one he could appropriately eliminate.

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1. A major client is bringing in a group of managers to see how well Jim's company is progressing on the project they hired Jim to do. What type of progress report will the client likely be expecting?

2. A summary of the project and project goals are included in the _____ section of the progress report.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Examine the functional purpose of progress reports and practice identifying different styles and formats of progress reports, such as memos, letters and emails. Review how progress reports are organized in terms of structure and content.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This printable quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of:

  • Functions of a progress report
  • Format types
  • Organization of progress reports

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will aid students in practicing the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the functions of progress reports
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast structural components of progress reports, such as introduction and conclusion
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define different progress report formats, such as letter and memo

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, study the accompanying lesson called How to Write Progress Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the purpose and functions of a progress report
  • Learn to identify the different formats and styles for writing progress reports
  • Examine the organizational layout of progress reports
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