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Business Report & Proposal Basics - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our expert instructors outline the basics of business proposals and reports. As you work through these engaging video lessons, you'll address the fundamentals of analytical and informational reports, as well as business proposals, executive summaries and collaborative wikis. We've included short lesson quizzes and printable transcripts to enhance your studying experience. The chapter can be completed at your own pace, and you can access it using virtually any desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. When you're finished working through the chapter, you should be able to:
- Evaluate the uses of analytical and informational reports
- Summarize the processes of informational and analytical report planning
- Understand the purpose of executive summaries in business proposals and reports
- Assess the advantages and challenges of collaborative wikis
1. Informational and Analytical Reports: Definition and Uses
In this lesson, you will learn the difference between informational and analytical reporting and their specific uses in the business world in order to help make decisions.
2. The Planning Processes for Informational and Analytical Reports
Informational and analytical reports each have a specific planning process to allow the writer to demonstrate an understanding of a business problem. This lesson explains the differences between the two reports.
3. Executive Summaries in Business Reports and Proposals
Executive summaries in business reports and proposals provide a short, detailed synopsis of lengthy papers that allow business professionals to quickly make decisions. Let's take a deeper look at them in this lesson.
4. Collaborative Wikis: Use, Advantages and Challenges
Collaborative work is an essential part of the business working environment. In this lesson, you will learn the uses, advantages and challenges of wikis in the workplace.
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Other chapters within the DSST Technical Writing: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Basics of Technical Writing
- Prewriting for Technical Documents
- Technical & Business Writing Techniques
- Technical Editing & Rewriting
- Formatting Technical Documents
- Technical Document Design
- Usability Testing & Technical Writing
- Reports Designed to Inform
- Reports to Persuade & Make Recommendations
- Technical Instructions
- Writing Technical Manuals
- How to Write Proposals
- DSST Informational Resources
- DSST Technical Writing Flashcards