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Ten Minute Guide to Effective Business Writing by Steve Dennis, Paula Garrett

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Chapter 8. Add Information as Needed

In this lesson you learn to include additional sections in your document when necessary, what information those sections should contain, and how to present them logically to maintain the flow of the document.

When to Include Additional Sections

As we've seen in Lessons 4 through 7, the framework for a document you might write to request approval to a proposal includes the overview, background, recommendation (or conclusion), and rationale (or key findings). Once you've stated your recommendation and reasoning, it often remains only to describe what needs to happen next assuming the recommendation is accepted. Sometimes, however, there are additional issues that should be addressed but that do not fit easily into ...

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