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Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
Recommendation Report Front Matter
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  • 1. Writing Formal Reports The Recommendation Report Front Matter Adapted a presentation from http://www.ais.msstate.edu/AEE/
  • 2. Sections in a Recommendation Report Front Matter Body Back Matter
  • 3. Possible Elements in a Recommendation Report Front Matter • Letter of transmittal • Cover • Title page • Abstract • Executive Summary • Table of contents • List of illustrations
  • 4. Transmittal Letter • Explains the purpose and content of the report • Precedes the title page • Acknowledges those who helped with the Report (if any) • Highlights parts of the report that may be of special interest • Discuss any problems • Offer any personal observations
  • 5. Cover Purpose is to protect the contents of the report Presents the • Title • Writer’s name • Date of submission • Company’s name and/or logo
  • 6. From http://www.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-080207-048.pdf
  • 7. Title page Provides the • Title • Author(s) • Intended recipients • Date the report was submitted • Make the title as descriptive as possible
  • 8. Abstract • Condensed version of the writing that highlights the major points covered • Concisely describes the content and scope of the writing • Reviews the contents in an abbreviated form • Abstracts can be descriptive or informative
  • 9. Descriptive Abstract Provides • Purpose • Methods • Scope Dose not provide • Results • Conclusions • Recommendations • Introduces the subject to the readers • Brief (< 100 words)
  • 10. Informative Abstracts Communicate specific information from the report ▫ Purpose ▫ Methods ▫ Scope ▫ Results ▫ Conclusions ▫ Recommendations • Allow readers to decide whether they need to read the entire report • Brief (no longer than 250 words)
  • 11. Executive Summary Reviews the essential points of a report ▫ Subject ▫ Purpose ▫ Scope ▫ Methods ▫ Conclusions ▫ Recommendations • Provides the reader with enough information to make an informed decision • Usually 10% of the length of the report
  • 12. Table of contents • List of headings along with the page numbers • Helps readers to find what they want and see the overall organization and approach of the report
  • 13. List of Illustrations • Illustrations along with page numbers • Two categories ▫ List of figures ▫ List of tables
  • 14. http://www.rrcc.edu/english/samplereport.html#Introduction

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