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Lisa A. Moretto Ron S. Blicq

Writing Reports to Get Results

Quick, Effective Results Using the Pyramid Method

€ 89.95

This indispensable handbook provides handy tips and practical guidelines for writing all types of reports and proposals. Demonstrating how to create more effective and clear results through the pyramid method of professional writing, this title takes the reader step by step through the logical and organized process of creating a report.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Preface xi
PART 1 A Practical Approach to Report Writing 1(16)
How to Use These Guidelines
2(2)
The Report Writer`s Pyramid
4(13)
Getting Started
4(3)
Identifying the Reader
5(1)
Identifying the Message
6(1)
Using the Pyramid Method
7(10)
Focusing the Message
8(2)
Developing the Details
10(3)
Expanding the Details Section
13(4)
PART 2 Informal Reports 17(38)
Incident, Field Trip, and Inspection Reports
18(20)
Incident Reports
18(2)
Incident Report: Reporting a Project Delay
20(2)
Field Trip Reports
22(2)
Reporting an Installation
24(2)
Reporting a Site Evaluation
26(2)
Reporting Conference Attendance
26(2)
Inspection Reports
28(4)
Inspecting a Contractor`s Work
32(2)
Inspecting Electronic Equipment
34(4)
Progress Reports, Project Completion Reports, and Short Investigation Reports
38(17)
Progress Reports
38(2)
Occasional Progress Report
40(2)
Occasional Progress Report
42(2)
Periodic Progress Report
44(1)
Periodic Progress Report
45(4)
Headings and Paragraph Numbering
49(1)
Project Completion Report
49(1)
Project Completion Report: Reporting a Project Is Finished
50(2)
Short Investigation Reports
52(1)
Short Investigation Report: Correcting am Electrical Problem
53(2)
PART 3 Semiformal Reports and Proposals 55(66)
Test and Laboratory Reports
56(13)
Industrial Laboratory Reports
56(2)
Industrial Laboratory Report: Testing a Water Stage Manometer and Digital Recorder
58(9)
Academic Laboratory Reports
67(2)
Investigation and Evaluation Reports
69(15)
Semiformal Investigation Report: Study of High Gas Consumption
70(10)
Comparison between Semiformal and Letter-Form Investigation Reports
80(4)
Suggestions and Proposals
84(37)
Informal Suggestions
85(1)
Informal Suggestion: Proposal for a Study
86(1)
Semiformal Proposals
86(2)
Proposals That Present an Idea
88(2)
Proposal to Install Videoconference Facilities in Three Capilano Group Divisions
90(15)
Proposals That Offer a Service
105(1)
Semiformal Proposal No. 2: Offering to Provide a Service
106(11)
The Formal Proposal
117(4)
Letter of Transmittal
119(1)
Summary
119(1)
Introduction
119(1)
Description of Work, Problem, and Situation
119(1)
Approach to Doing Work, Resolving Problem, or Improving Situation
119(1)
Organization and Planning
119(1)
Exceptions
120(1)
Price Proposal
120(1)
Experience
120(1)
Appendixes
120(1)
Proposal Appearance
120(1)
PART 4 Formal Reports 121(34)
The Formal Report
122(33)
Traditional Arrangement of Report Parts
122(2)
Alternative Arrangement of Report Parts
124(1)
Analysis of a Formal Report
125(29)
Cover Letter
125(3)
Title Page
128(2)
Summary
130(2)
Table of Contents
132(2)
Introduction
134(2)
Discussion
136(10)
Conclusions
146(2)
Recommendations
148(1)
References/Bibliography
148(2)
Appendix
150(4)
Dan Rogerson`s Report Writing Sequence
154(1)
PART 5 Report Writing Techniques and Methods 155(74)
Appearance and Format of Memorandum, Letter, and Semiformal Reports
156(10)
Sample Reports
158(4)
Notes about Figures 9-2 and 9-3
158(3)
Notes about Figure 9-4
161(1)
Improving the Body of the Report
162(4)
Redesigning the Page
162(1)
Choosing a Font
162(2)
Justifying Text Only on the Left
164(1)
Avoiding All Caps
164(1)
Using Tables to Display Information
164(2)
Developing a Writing Style
166(14)
Get the Focus Right
166(2)
Identify the Reader
167(1)
Identify the Purpose
167(1)
Write to Inform
168(1)
Write to Persuade
168(1)
Be Direct
168(6)
Use the Pyramid Structure
169(1)
Write in the First Person
170(2)
Use the Active Voice
172(2)
Avoid ``Clutter``
174(4)
Use Simple Words
174(1)
Remove Words of Low Information Content
175(2)
Eliminate Overworked Expressions
177(1)
Avoiding Gender-specific Language
178(2)
Be Consistent When Referring to Men and Women
178(2)
Writing a List of References or a Bibliography
180(10)
How to Write References
181(5)
Bibliographies
186(1)
Footnotes
187(2)
Planning for Reference/Bibliography Entries
189(1)
Inserting Illustrations into Reports
190(16)
Some General Guidelines
191(1)
Using Computer Software to Produce Graphics
191(1)
Tables
192(1)
Graphs
193(4)
Bar Charts
197(2)
Histograms
199(1)
Surface Charts
200(1)
Pie Charts
201(1)
Flowcharts, Site Plans, and Line Diagrams
202(2)
Photographs
204(1)
The Size and Position of Illustrations
204(2)
Guidelines for Spelling and Handling Abbreviations and Numbers
206(4)
Spelling
206(1)
Abbreviations
207(1)
Numbers
208(1)
Metric (SI) Units
209(1)
References
209(1)
The Report Writing Process
210(12)
Preparing to Write
210(2)
Organizing the Information
212(2)
Writing the Words (Draft)
214(2)
Editing the Information
216(4)
Initial Proofreading
216(1)
Detailed Editing
217(3)
Revising the Text
220(2)
Doing a Second (or Subsequent) Edit
220(1)
Obtaining an Objective Opinion
220(2)
Guidelines for Working with a Report Production Team
222(7)
Working with Management
223(1)
Working with Other Writers
223(2)
Using Email to Communicate with Others
225(1)
Working with Illustrators, Draftspersons, and Graph Artists
226(1)
Working with a Printer
227(2)
Index 229
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
248 pagina's
Januari 2001
431 gram
229 x 184 x 13 mm
John Wiley & Sons Inc us

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