FINAL DELIVERABLE: RECOMMENDATION REPORT
As we are concluding this course, I would like you to finish by writing a recommendation report. Recommendation reports are informal analytical reports (see chapter 20 of the textbook, “Informal Reports”). You completed an informal informational report for the Mid-term.
Unlike formal reports, discussed in Chapter 21, short reports do not contain title pages, tables of content, glossaries, works cited pages, or indexes. They are brief, informative, and visual. See Figure 20.7 on page 486 of our textbook for an example of a recommendation report.
Remember the two types of informal reports from the mid-term?
Recommendation reports are very like proposals. You are writing to persuade a person, group, or entity to accept your idea for change. Recommendation Reports take the form of an attached Memorandum. DELIVERABLEDraft Recommendation Report.
To practice communicating your ideas on a given project (your recommendation for a change in this course).
Using the information in Chapter 20, “Informal Reports”, draft a brief (1-2 page) report to be attached and sent via email and uploaded to BlackBoard. The report should take the form of a Memorandum (see Figure 20.7). Your report must resemble the example in the textbook complete with headings, subheadings, bold and/or increased font. In other words, it must be a professional report and not just a few sentences or paragraphs slapped on a page.
The boxes on page 485 of your textbook contain some excellent guidelines for drafting reports of this nature. You are always encouraged to research valid and professional websites for examples. Templates are not typically a good idea because you cannot easily edit them to meet your needs.
I am mainly looking for inclusions here: What did you include? Was it sufficient for me to make a determination of whether or not the issue was important enough to make a course correction? Was your suggestion to include or delete an item from the course sufficient enough to warrant an assignment correction? Here is a list of things I am looking for:
Other items I am interested in:
This is an informal report; however, it still needs to meet professional standards.
You will submit this report twice:
Using Email: Longer, or more involved, reports take the form of an attached memorandum.
Post to Black Board: You will also upload the memorandum report to the Black Board portal located in the Deliverables module as verification of completing the assignment and as a placeholder for a grade.