Appendix DCHECKLIST FOR WRITING REPORTS

This appendix is intended as a guide for writing reports based on the information found in chapters 5 and 6.

PLANNING

  • What is the purpose of the communication?

  • What is the subject?

  • Who is the audience?

  • What do you know about the audience?

  • What does the audience know about you?

  • How informed is the audience about the subject of your communication?

  • How will the audience react to what you write?

  • When is the right time to send the communication?

OUTLINE

Options

  • Traditional

  • Brainstorming

  • Mind mapping

  • Questioning

Research

  • Why

  • How

    • Inside the company

    • Outside the company

    • Interviews

    • Survey

REPORT

  • Executive summary

  • Introduction

  • Theme

  • Methods of development

    • Order-of-importance

    • Cause-and-effect

    • Chronological

    • Comparison

    • Contrast

    • General and specific

    • Spatial

    • Blending

CONCLUSION

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