Ch 8: Formal Technical Reports

About This Chapter

This chapter's engaging video lessons thoroughly examine formal technical reports. Check your grasp of each lesson as you go by completing the chapter's self-assessment quizzes.

Formal Technical Reports - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Formal technical reports can serve numerous purposes and come in a variety of forms. This chapter's effective lessons make the various types and elements of formal reports easy to understand and remember. As you navigate through the video lessons, you can send questions to our instructors if you need to clear up confusion about a particular topic. Upon completion of the chapter, you'll have learned about the following:

  • Using formal reports for problem-solving
  • The various sections of the formal report components
  • Developing recommendation reports
  • The inclusion of visuals in formal reports

Video Objective
Formal Reports as Problem-Solving Documents: Criteria & Standards Learn about applying formal reports to solve problems.
The Three Main Components of Formal Reports Discover the three primary components that formal reports have.
How to Write Recommendation Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content Become knowledgeable of the writing process behind recommendation reports.
How to Write Feasibility Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content Study how feasibility reports are written as well as what warrants them.
How to Write Evaluation Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content Examine the composition of an evaluation report.
Considering the Audience in Formal Reports Learn the significance of keeping the audience in mind when dealing with formal reports.
Research & Visuals in Formal Reports Evaluate how important research is in developing formal reports in addition to the use of visuals in these reports.
Ethical Issues in Formal Report Writing Become well-acquainted with the leading ethical considerations involving formal reports.

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: Formal Technical Reports
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Research & Visuals in Formal Reports

6. 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

7. 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
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support