Guide to Report Writing (Guide to Business Communication Series) / Edition 1

Guide to Report Writing (Guide to Business Communication Series) / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0130417718
ISBN-13:
9780130417718
Pub. Date:
07/16/2001
Publisher:
Pearson
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Overview

Guide to Report Writing (Guide to Business Communication Series) / Edition 1

This concise, practical book is written for you if your professional success is linked to the quality of the reports you produce. You will learn how to. . .

  • Manage data, minimize discomfort, and master the report-writing process
  • Assure that your reports get read, understood, and acted on—rather than contributing to information overload
  • Develop a communication strategy that enables you to design reports to meet the needs of diverse readers and decision-makers
  • Write reports that are clear, high in skim-value, and rich in content-value
  • Follow a sound approach to report-writing so you will avoid procrastination and use your time productively
  • Allow your readers to find it a pleasure—rather than a struggle—to read your reports
  • Convey your ideas so clearly and persuasively that you gain recognition and influence within your organization
Like all the books in the Prentice Hall Guides to Advanced Business Communications series, this book is . . .
  • Brief: summarizes key ideas only
  • Practical: offers clear, straightforward tools you can use
  • Reader-friendly: provides easy-to-skim format

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130417718
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/16/2001
Series: Guide to Series in Business Communication Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 87
Sales rank: 1,149,744
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. What Makes Reports Effective.

What Reports Are. How Reports Are Used. What Virtues Effective Reports Share.

2. How to Manage the Report-Writing Process.

The Conceptual Task: Planning. The Technical Task: Researching and Analyzing. The Composing Task.

3. What Key Elements to Include in Your Report.

Front-End Materials. Body of the Report. Back-End Materials.

4. How to Design a Readable Report.

Ensuring Clarity. Ensuring Skim-Value.

Examples.

Letter of Transmittal. Title Page. Table of Contents. Executive Summary.

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