Report Writing - Executive Summary and other sections

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Step-by-step guide on how to write the Executive Summary and other sections of the report.

Step-by-step guide on how to write the Executive Summary and other sections of the report.

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  • 1. © 2013 Sherrie Lee REPORT WRITING Writing and Presentation Skills
  • 2. Executive Summary
  • 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Provides overview of report  Includes summary of:        purpose scope method of investigation findings conclusions recommendations
  • 4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  Use transitional words and phrases to link one idea / paragraph to the next – e.g. in addition, therefore  Although it is the first item of the report, you need to complete the body of the report before you can provide a comprehensive summary
  • 5. Other Parts of a Report
  • 6. OTHER PARTS OF REPORT  Title Page or Cover Page  title  name of person who requested the report  name of the author(s)   name and address of the institution or company issuing the report (if applicable) date
  • 7. OTHER PARTS OF REPORT  Table of Contents lists preliminary pages such as the executive summary  includes all headings and subheadings used in the report exactly as they appear in the report  includes page numbers for all parts  use lower case Roman numerals (i, ii, iii, etc.) for all preliminary pages and Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.) for all pages in the body of the report, starting with page 1 for the Introduction section 
  • 8. OTHER PARTS OF REPORT  Bibliography list of references for sources cited in the report  use APA referencing style   Appendices    clean copy of the survey questionnaire manual collation list of interview questions (if any)