END MATERIAL

END MATERIAL The end material (references and appendixes) is placed after the body of the report. References The list of references, included when the report contains information other sources, is discussed along with citation methods in Appendix B (pp. 441-459). Appendix The appendix contains information of a subordinate, supplementary, or highly technical nature that you do not want […]

FORMAT DEVICES IN THE BODY OF Tl:iE FORMAL REPORT

FORMAT DEVICES IN THE BODY OF Tl:iE FORMAL REPORT In planning the format of the body, you will have to make careful decisions about heads and page numbers. Hends Levels of heads an  Choose d head system that has enough levels for the divisions of your text. In addition,. follow these guidelines: Generously put first-level heads at the […]

FRONT MATERIAL

FRONT MATERIAL Transmittal Correspondence Transmittal correspondence is a memo or letter that directs the report to someone. A memo is used to transmit an internal, or in-firm, report. An external, or firm-to-firm, report requires a letter.  In either form, the information remains the same. The correspondence contains the following: the title of the report a statement of when […]

ARRANGEMENT OF FORMAL ELEMENTS

ARRANGEMENT OF FORMAL ELEMENTS You can arrange these elements into one of two patterns, administrative or traditional. The difference between the two patterns is in the placement of the conclusions and recommendations. In the traditional pattern, conclusions and recommendations appear at the end of the report. In the administrative pattern, they appear towards the beginning of the report. Logically, they […]

THE ELEMENTS OF A FORMAL FORMAT

THE ELEMENTS OF A FORMAL FORMAT When producing a formal report, the writer employs a number of elements that orient readers to the report’s topics and organization. These elements occur at the front, in the body, or at the end of the report. Most of the elements appear before the body of the report. Two of the elements […]

Formal Format

Formal Format THE ELEMENTS OF A FORMAL FORMAT ARRANGEMENT OF FORMAL ELEMENTS FRONT MATERIAL FORMAT DIVICES IN THE BODY OF THE FORMAL REPORT END MATERIAL Formal reports provide the information that management needs in order to make decisions affecting the future of departments or entire firms, As part of a company’s decision-making process, a formal report communicates with […]