ENGL210F Lecture Notes - Pie Chart, Bar Chart

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Module 07: informal reports - june 14, 2012. Objectives: by the end of this module, you should be able to: Describe the characteristics of an effective business report identify standard report formats identify different types of reports according to their purpose. Provide a rationale for, and effectively use graphics in business reports. Write a report using direct and indirect writing styles. Reports allow managers and co-workers to stay informed, review opinions, plan, and make decisions: considered to be legal documents, must be accurate, complete, objective, selective, and structured. Skimmability: use an easy to read font and font size, use clearly distinguishable headings and sub-headings to organize data, use white space and avoid a cluttered format. Informal reports: are 1-10 pages in length, follow a letter or memo format, use personal pronouns and contractions, include some visual aids, are routine and internal. Purpose: information, information and analysis, information, analysis, and recommendation. Frequency of submission: periodic, one time (specific issue or project)

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