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Ch 7: Informal Technical Reports

About This Chapter

Become familiar with kinds of informal technical reports via this chapter's short and fun video lessons. Practice quizzes that accompany each lesson let you demonstrate your grasp of the content.

Informal Technical Reports - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Various kinds of reports can fall under the category of being considered an informal technical report. The engaging lessons clearly explain how such reports are written. Major terms used in the chapter's presentations show up in the practice quizzes so that you can confirm your familiarity. You'll get to learn about the following topics in the chapter:

  • Different forms that informal technical reports can take
  • How progress reports are structured
  • Circumstances that call for developing an incident report
  • Ethical considerations that concern writing informal reports

Video Objective
Types of Informal Reports Learn about the different kinds of written communication that can be informal reports.
How to Write Progress Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content Discover how progress reports are written.
How to Write Research & Laboratory Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content Become familiar with how to effectively write research as well as lab reports.
How to Write Incident Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content Examine the structure of an incident report.
Ethical Issues in Informal Report Writing Investigate the various ethical concerns that involve informal report writing.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: Informal Technical Reports
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.

Required Assignments Reminder

6. Required Assignments Reminder

Sorry for the interruption to your course progress! We wanted to make sure you knew this course has a written assignment requirement in order to be completed. Read on to learn where to find these assignments and how to submit them.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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