About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Business Reports and Proposals chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Informational reports||Uses of decision-making reports, policy reports, compliance reports and status reports|
|Tuesday||Analytical reports||Investigative and problem-solving uses of analytical reports, uses of feasibility studies|
|Wednesday||Report planning processes||Situation analysis, information gathering and data analysis, drawing conclusions and making recommendations|
|Thursday||Executive summary components||Subject matter, background problem, range of investigation, analytical methods, research discoveries, plan of action|
|Friday||Collaborative wikis||Advantages and disadvantages of using 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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