7Ensure coherence at all levels of the report provide introductory commentsuse general statements/topic sentencesuse transitional devicesincorporate charts & tables into text
8Acknowledge Data in Report from Secondary Sources Author-Date System … (Lee, 2000: 67)Superscript System … led to a 12%increase in profits.1
9Edit and Proofread Check the Substance and Style Check for Consistency and ErrorsEnsure the report is Attractive and Neat
10Remember the 5 CsClarityConcisenessCoherenceCorrectnessCourtesy
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12Spell-check Non-errors e.g. too / to / twotheir / thereits / it’s
13Elements of a Well-written Report Carefully constructed outlineLogical, consistent contentAccurate informationClear writing styleNeat and attractive presentation
14Something to think about Some say report writing reflects the culture of specific corporate cultures. What do you understand by this assertion? Can you give examples of how reports reflect workplace cultures?