Ch 8: Formal Technical Reports: Tutoring Solution

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The Formal Technical Reports chapter of this Technical Writing Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about formal technical reports. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all about how to write the different types of formal technical reports required in a typical technical writing course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other technical writing work.
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This chapter of our Technical Writing Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn formal technical reports and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding evaluation reports, feasibility reports, the three main components of formal reports or any other formal technical reports topic
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Learning objectives

  • Discover how to use formal reports to solve problems and establish criteria.
  • Learn about the three main components of formal reports.
  • Discuss recommendation, feasibility and evaluation reports.
  • Explore how to consider the audience in formal reports.
  • Look at using research and visuals in formal reports.
  • Consider ethical issues in writing formal reports.

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: Formal Technical Reports: Tutoring Solution
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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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