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Working with Technical Reports - Chapter Summary
This chapter examines numerous forms of technical reports, breaking down their components and objectives while demonstrating how they're written. You'll learn about writing progress reports, incident reports, evaluation reports, and more. Once you have viewed all the lessons and taken the quizzes, you should be able to:
- Distinguish between formal and informal technical reports
- Explain how to write recommendation reports
- Describe the purpose and structure of feasibility reports
You can view the lessons as videos or written transcripts. The transcripts include key terms and topics set off in bold, while videos feature a timeline that allows you to navigate around main points of the lesson. You can check your understanding with practice quizzes along the way as well as a practice exam at the end of the chapter.
1. Comparing Informal & Formal Technical Reports
Being able to compose both formal and informal technical reports is a crucial part of any role with an organization. In this lesson, we look at the difference, focusing on both oral and written reports.
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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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