How to Write a Business Report Essay

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Reports and proposals
After reading this chapter you should be able to: • Explain the differences and similarities between formats, types or sub-genres of reports • Explain the differences and similarities between reports and essays • Explain why documents need to contain an appropriate balance of information and persuasion • Demonstrate competence in writing a longer, analytical research report • Explain the differences between reports and submissions, proposals and tenders

So you’ve got to write a report . . .
The ability to write reports is one of the most useful writing skills you can acquire. To be a good report writer means you must be competent at describing and analysing situations and people. A report is a powerful
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Memo report

Gives picture of non-routine processes and situations Gives picture of non-routine processes and situations Presents a case for change (e.g. a purchase, a new system and/or staffing)

Letter report

• Mainly external • Decision-makers

Justification
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