Report It in Writing / Edition 5

Report It in Writing / Edition 5

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by Debbie J. Goodman
     
 

The 5th edition of Report It in Writing is a must-have, must-read guide for Public Safety professionals who need to write reports. Organized in an easy-to-follow A to Z format, it discusses both report writing elements and basic writing skills. Each part tackles a specific aspect of report writing–from listening to punctuation. Integrated exercises

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The 5th edition of Report It in Writing is a must-have, must-read guide for Public Safety professionals who need to write reports. Organized in an easy-to-follow A to Z format, it discusses both report writing elements and basic writing skills. Each part tackles a specific aspect of report writing–from listening to punctuation. Integrated exercises focus on indentifying basic facts and reinforcing basic rules of the English language. With its emphasis on ethics, investigative reporting and interpersonal skills, this book shows officers not only what information should go into reports, but also how to write this information well. New features to this edition include:

  • New spelling exercises

  • New punctuation exercises

  • New grammar exercises

  • New proofreading exercises

  • New chronological order exercises

  • New pre and post tests

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780136093558
    Publisher:
    Prentice Hall
    Publication date:
    01/19/2010
    Series:
    Alternative eText Formats Series
    Pages:
    264
    Sales rank:
    1,248,296
    Product dimensions:
    8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Top Twelve Reasons Why You Should Write Well
    Pretest

    I. THE A-Z'S OF REPORT WRITING
    A. Report-Writing Rules
    B. Ten Good Questions
    C. Ethical Reporting
    D. Chronological Order
    E. Fact vs. Opinion
    F. Vague vs. Specific Language
    G. Common Abbreviations for Note Taking
    H. Who vs. Whom
    I. Proofreading
    J. First- vs. Third-Person Reporting
    K. Report-Writing "Shoulds"
    L. Note Taking
    M. Organizing the Report
    N. Observation and Description
    O. Your A-Z Guide at a Glance
    P. Report-Writing Exercises for Police, Probation, and Corrections Officers
    Q. Interviewing Skills and Investigative Reporting
    R. Ten Steps for Becoming a Good Listener
    S. CPR: Courtesy, Professionalism, and Respect
    T. Establishing Rapport
    U. Interpersonal Communication
    V. Nonverbal Communication
    W. When to Write a Report?
    X. The Four C's
    Y. Document, Document, Document
    Z. Get a Writing Mentor

    II. PARTS OF SPEECH
    A. Nouns
    B. Pronouns
    C. Verbs
    D. Adjectives
    E. Adverbs
    F. Prepositions
    G. Conjunctions
    H. Interjections
    Final Note

    III. HOMOPHONES

    IV. THE SENTENCE

    A. What Is a Sentence?
    B. Changing Fragments to Sentences
    C. Misplaced Phrases D. Run-on Sentence (Fused Sentence)
    E. Subject Identification
    F. Capitalization

    V. ACTIVE VS. PASSIVE VOICE, SUBJECT AND VERB AGREEMENT, AND GRAMMAR
    A. Active and Passive Voice
    B. Subject and Verb Agreement
    C. Pronoun Agreement

    VI. SPELLING

    VII. PUNCTUATION
    A. The Comma
    B. The Comma Splice
    C. The Semicolon
    D. The Colon
    E. Quotation Marks
    F. The Apostrophe

    Posttest
    Glossary of Writing, Grammar and Word Usage Rules
    Recommended Reading
    Index

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