Short informal reports

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Overview of types of short reports written in the workplace

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Short informal reports

  1. 1. Short, Informal Reports Karen O’Hara November 2012
  2. 2. Types of Informal Reports Incident Investigative Trip Feasibility Meeting minutes Progress http://insttech.sharpschool.com/digital_resources/powerteacher
  3. 3. General Remarks• Report genres vary, but they should always include an introduction, middle, and conclusion.• Front & back matter enhance reports, making them more usable for a variety of audiences. Very short reports may not require front & back matter.
  4. 4. Incident Report• Often uses a template• Will ask for details that may be used in internal or legal proceedings• Requiredto fill out report promptly so details aren’t forgotten
  5. 5. Investigative ReportAir France Flight 447• CBS News Video• Report
  6. 6. Meeting MinutesTypically includes attendance roster, outline of agendawith filled-in notes, any action items, and plans for nextmeeting
  7. 7. Progress Reports (Info about past/present/future) Introduction Summary of Activities Results of Activities Future Activities (Expenses) Conclusion
  8. 8. SampleDaughter to father:college progress to date
  9. 9. The EndFollow me on TwitterVisit my WorkplaceWriting Blog

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