Parts of a Formal Report (~300 words)
[Will be evaluated using 302 Remembering Understanding rubric]
Objective: After completing this preparatory assignment, you will be able to identify and explain the parts of a formal report.
Rationale: A well-written formal report says a great deal about its authors’ quality of thought and eye for detail. “Formal report are distinguished from informal letter and memo reports by their length and their components” (Locker and Kienzler 596). This assignment is meant to help you remember and understand the required elements of a formal report.
Directions: For this assignment, you will need to identify and explain the parts of a formal report. Note that although you can use the textbook’s terminology, you should not quote the textbook’s explanations for those terms.