About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering business report material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about business reports. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to write business reports
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning technical writing (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about business reports
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra technical writing resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- 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 for technical writing chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the business reports for technical writing chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any business report question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a business reports unit of a standard technical writing course. Topics covered include:
- Informational and analytical reports
- Planning processes for business reports
- Parts of an executive summary in reports and proposals
- Pros and cons 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 Technical Writing: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Technical Writing: Help and Review
- Prewriting for Technical Documents: Help and Review
- Writing Technical Documents: Help and Review
- Technical Editing & Rewriting: Help and Review
- Elements of Technical Documents: Help and Review
- Usability Testing & Technical Writing: Help and Review
- Informal Technical Reports: Help and Review
- Formal Technical Reports: Help and Review
- Technical Correspondence: Help and Review
- Technical Resumes & Cover Letters: Help and Review
- Technical Instructions: Help and Review
- Writing Technical Manuals: Help and Review
- Writing Proposals: Help and Review
- Language & Style
- Language in Context