Ch 8: Formal Technical Reports Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Formal Technical Reports chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the purpose, techniques, audience and issues associated with formal technical reports in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our curriculum as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Formal Technical Reports 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 Formal reports as problem-solving documents and the three main components of formal reports How formal reports are problem-solving documents, standards of judgment in formal reports, front matter, body and end matter
Tuesday Recommendation and feasibility reports Purpose, content and structure of recommendation reports; how and when to compose feasibility reports
Wednesday Evaluation reports Evaluation report content, structure and purpose; writing evaluation reports
Thursday Audience needs Considering the audience of formal reports, appropriate distribution of formal reports
Friday Research and visuals aids and ethical issues in formal reports Need for research and role of visuals in formal reports, major issues in formal report writing

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Formal Technical Reports Lesson Plans
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Formal Reports as Problem-Solving Documents: Criteria & Standards

1. Formal Reports as Problem-Solving Documents: Criteria & Standards

How do organizations solve problems and evaluate solutions? In this lesson, we'll examine the role of formal reports in organizational problem-solving, including the three major types of formal reports and the criteria for a great formal report.

The Three Main Components of Formal Reports

2. The Three Main Components of Formal Reports

Organizations use formal reports to present information, analysis, and options to organizational leaders facing complicated problems, issues, or decisions. In this lesson, you'll learn about the three major components of formal reports.

How to Write Recommendation Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content

3. How to Write Recommendation Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content

Deciding between two or more products or solutions can be an onerous process in business. In this lesson, we'll look at a helpful decision-making tool, the recommendation report. We'll examine what it is, what it includes, and how it is organized.

How to Write Feasibility Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content

4. How to Write Feasibility Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content

What, exactly, is a feasibility report, and how is it written? In this lesson, we'll examine feasibility reports, including when they are needed, what content goes into a feasibility report, and the two most common organizations of feasibility reports.

How to Write Evaluation Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content

5. How to Write Evaluation Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content

How do you decide whether a program or product is effective? In this lesson, we'll examine the evaluation report, including what they are, how they are used in business, what information is included in them, and how they are organized.

Considering the Audience in Formal Reports

6. Considering the Audience in Formal Reports

When drafting a formal report, it is important to think about the audience and the purpose of the report. In this lesson, we'll explore strategies you can use to identify the audience and assess their needs.

Research & Visuals in Formal Reports

7. Research & Visuals in Formal Reports

Your technical writing may be superb, but at some point even the best writers need a little help to make their work more readable. In this lesson, we look at how research and visuals can assist in doing that.

Ethical Issues in Formal Report Writing

8. Ethical Issues in Formal Report Writing

Businesses use formal reports for a variety of situations, but they are often fraught with ethical issues. In this lesson, we'll examine the ethics of formal report writing, including ethics when doing research and honesty issues when writing reports.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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