Ch 7: Informal Technical Reports Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Informal Technical Reports chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the purpose, structure and types of informal 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 syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Informal 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 Types of informal reports Memos, letters, e-mails, other informal report genres
Tuesday Progress reports Progress report content, structure and purpose; how to compose progress reports
Wednesday Research and laboratory reports Laboratory report purpose, content and structure, writing laboratory reports
Thursday Incident reports Purpose, content and structure of incident reports, how and when to write incident reports
Friday Ethical issues in informal report writing Major ethical issues associated with informal report writing

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: Informal Technical Reports Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Types of Informal Reports

1. Types of Informal Reports

Often, information needs to be communicated within a company or department. In this lesson, we'll examine informal reports, including informational, analytical, and progress reports, and the purpose and types of each.

How to Write Progress Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content

2. How to Write Progress Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content

Progress reports can be important documents, both to communicate within an organization and to communicate with clients and others outside an organization. Watch this lesson to find out how to write a progress report.

How to Write Research & Laboratory Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content

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

One of the most common types of technical writing for those who work in scientific fields is the research report. In this lesson, we learn the parts of a research report, as well as why it is written in such a way.

How to Write Incident Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content

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

Incident reports may serve as vitally important business documentation in many industries. In this lesson, you'll learn the purpose, structure and content of a typical incident report. A short quiz follows.

Ethical Issues in Informal Report Writing

5. Ethical Issues in Informal Report Writing

In the business world, informal reports are a common part of communication, but there are some ethical issues that should be kept in mind when writing them. In this lesson, we'll cover common ethical problems in informal report writing.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
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