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Chapter 9

Assignment #1: Types of Report


Open the spreadsheet below and indicate whether you would use an informational or an analytical report in response to each request.



Assignment #2: Report Style and Format


Open the spreadsheet below and indicate the style (formal or informal) and format (letter, memo, or manuscript) for each report.



Assignment #3: Report Research


Get into a group of two or three people and research for a report on ways a company can improve customer service. You will e-mail a copy of the article, a topic outline of the article (see page 322 in your book for an example), a bibliography (see page 320 in your book for an example), and a research note that gives a short, direct quote from the article (see page 321 in your book for an example).

Assignment #4: Analyze Data for a Report


You work at Kids First, a center that provides day care for children who are ages three to six years old. The center is small but successful. There is a waiting list of parents who want to place their children in the center. The owner, Louise Park, is considering increasing the number of children the center cares for each day. You have been asked to analyze the related information. Open the following document and answer the questions that follow in a group of two or three.



Assignment #5: Formal or Informal Report


Open the document below and indicate whether you would use a formal or an informal report in response to each request.



Assignment #6: Parts of a Formal Report

Open the document below and indicate the part of a formal report that is described.



Assignment #7: Planning, Researching, Analyzing, Recommending, and Writing a Formal Report


In an assigned group you will create a cover sheet (p. 343), a table of contents (p. 344), an executive summary (p. 345), and introduction page (p. 346), a findings and analysis page, including one table (p. 347-349), a summary, conclusion, recommendations page (p. 350), a works cited (p. 351), and an appendix (p. 352). This is your "test" for this chapter and will be worth 100 points. Open the spreadsheet below to find the group you are in and the topic you will be creating your report about.



Assignment #8: New Class Offerings

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