What are they?
Why do you write them?
Who reads them?
How do they get used?
How are they researched?
How are they written?
Parts of a Report
Cover page or front matter
Table of contents
List of tables or figures
Introduction of problem
Presentation of facts/issue/findings
Summary including conclusions and recommendations
Business proposals are almost always persuasive and include information on the following:
Types of Reports
Business reports come in three broad types:
Informative, Analytical, or Persuasive
Whats the difference?
Informative= Laying out the facts of a problem or incident and reporting them as is...
Analytical=Informative + conclusions about the topic, event or incident
Persuasive=Informative + Analytical + reccommendations you would like to see followed or pursued