Ch 7: Informal Technical Reports: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Informal Technical Reports chapter of this Technical Writing Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about informal technical reports. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach informal reports information required in a typical technical writing course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other technical writing work.
  • Identify the informal technical reports concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our Technical Writing Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about informal technical reports and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding progress, research, and incident reports or any other informal technical report topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their English composition learning
  • Prefer learning English visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their informal technical reports unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in technical writing courses
  • Don't have access to their English teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about informal technical reports simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live technical writing tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn to write informal reports on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Get an overview of informal report types.
  • Explore progress reports, research/laboratory reports, and incident reports in depth.
  • Discuss the role of ethics in writing informal reports.

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: Informal Technical Reports: Tutoring Solution
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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
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Practice Final Exam
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