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Report Presentation Back

  1. 1. Writing Formal Reports The Recommendation Report Back Matter Adapted a presentation from http://www.ais.msstate.edu/AEE/
  2. 2. Elements in a Recommendation Report Back matter • Glossary • List of Symbols (if any) • Appendices • Reference list • Index
  3. 3. Glossary & List of Symbols • Glossary- alphabetical listing of key terms in the report • The definitions are given in complete sentences with appropriate citations List of Symbols & Abbreviations • Use standard symbols • Do not create your own
  4. 4. Appendixes • Additional material that is useful but not essential to understanding the body of the report ▫ Usability test plan ▫ Interview questions, etc. • Presents the data from which some conclusions were drawn and recommendations made ▫ Notes taken during usability test ▫ Questionnaires filled out (if any) etc.
  5. 5. References • List of sources • Use the recommended style ▫ For this report APA but it may differ in the workplace
  6. 6. Index • Contains more detail than the table of contents • Gives specifics along with page numbers • May or may not be used; depends on the requirements by client • Usually for reports which are hundreds of pages long

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