Chapter 29

Other Written Communications


As an administrative assistant, you may be asked to create a variety of reports for your boss. Some of the reports will be routine and will be created from various sources already available. Other, more formal, reports will require input from your boss in the form of dictation, supplied documents, and a series of reviews and revisions.

There are four general types of reports that will be created by administrative assistants:

1. Memorandum report

2. Letter report

3. Short report

4. Formal report

Memorandum Report

The memorandum report is a routine and informal report that might be prepared on a weekly basis to, for example, report the status of projects to upper management. This report is objective ...

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