Ch 8: Reports Designed to Inform

About This Chapter

Get better acquainted with reports designed to inform with these entertaining video lessons that can help you better understand progress reports, incident reports, and ethical issues associated with informal report writing. These lessons offer a simplified way to prepare for an exam.

Reports Designed to Inform - Chapter Summary

In this chapter on reports designed to inform, you'll learn about the type of content found in incident reports. There's also a lesson that will provide helpful information about laboratory reports, including their purpose, structure and content. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to do the following with ease:

  • List different types of informal reports
  • Provide the structure of progress reports
  • Explain how to write progress reports
  • Describe the type of content used in research reports
  • Outline the purpose of incident reports
  • Detail ethic issues related to informal report writing

Professional instructors provide plenty of examples to assist you with grasping the concepts presented on reports designed to inform. Self-assessment quizzes follow each lesson so that you know which areas require additional study time. The quizzes link back to the corresponding points in the lessons, so if you get a question wrong you can easily revisit that topic.

5 Lessons in Chapter 8: Reports Designed to Inform
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
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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