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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to write business reports and proposals
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
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- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the business reports and proposals chapter exam.
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- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a business reports and proposals unit of a standard workplace communications course. Topics covered include:
- Uses of informational and analytical reports
- Planning processes for informational and analytical reports
- Executive summaries in business reports and proposals
- Using Wikis for collaborative report writing
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.
5. How to Write a Business Proposal
Do you sell an expensive product or service? Do you need more customers? It is time to learn how to write a business proposal. This lesson provides an overview of how to write an effective business proposal.
6. Business Intelligence: Strategy & Benefits
What is business intelligence? It's something that many organizations use. This lesson examines how business intelligence tools and strategies can benefit business leaders and organizations.
7. Writing a Business Report: Structure & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn why businesses need reports, what the parts of a typical business report are, some types of reports that may be needed, and a simple process for writing a business report.
8. Using Customer Criteria to Evaluate Project Proposals
In this lesson, we'll discuss the need for the project proposal evaluation and create a project evaluation worksheet. You'll then be able to practice using the worksheet by selecting the better project.
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Other chapters within the Effective Communication in the Workplace: Help and Review course
- Communicating in the Workplace: Help and Review
- Communication and Diversity: Help and Review
- Communicating in Groups: Help and Review
- Messages in Business Communication: Help and Review
- Planning to Communicate in the Workplace: Help and Review
- Developing Your Message in the Workplace: Help and Review
- Completing Your Message in the Workplace: Help and Review
- Using Visuals in Workplace Communication: Help and Review
- Communicating with Technology in the Workplace: Help and Review
- Resumes and Cover Letters: Help and Review
- Delivering Presentations in the Workplace: Help and Review