WPS Unit 4: Planning a Report (What is a Report? (Types of reports…
WPS Unit 4: Planning a Report
What is a Report?
written at the request of a client,
vary in length,
style and formality,
follows the convention/place the report is written for.
enables readers to make decisions based on reading the Findings sections
gives factual information, gathered from readings/questionnaires
a type of business writing
is the report written for?
someone who usually
e.g. market research reports, feasibility reports & problem-solving reports
reporter will have to research on
analysis, critical thinking & predictions
made based on information || decisions will be made based on analytical report
e.g. accident reports, police reports, annual reports & progress reports
comprehensive & organised
reports facts to help reader understand issue
provide ideas on topic
Parts of a report
Recommendations (not in Informational reports)
to decide on the feasibility of the report
help decide on scope of report and organise content
Questions to consider when looking at outline
What do you have to do to investigate the problem?
What kind of questions do you ask to get more information about the various areas given in the outline?
Do you think it is feasible to write on a short report on this topic?