This is also sometimes called management summary. In English reports it is found right at the beginning, even before the table of contents, and not at the end as in Dutch reports is customary. The executive summary should give a short and condensed account of the entire report. It should give some background information, define the problem, report on the analysis and give conclusions and recommendations.
The executive summary:
is meant for (external) readers to see if they wish to read the full report •
summarises introduction, body, and conclusion clearly and concisely (no doubling) •
provides the most important conclusion(s)
should be brief, the reader is interested in concrete findings
Table Of Contents
Purpose of the test
Procedure of the test
Methods of research
Conclusions and Recommendations
This report has been made for the course English 3.2 for The Hague University. The assignment was to do a taste test with the entire class. Our class contains 15 students. The product which was tested, was salt liquorice. There were five different brands of liquorice and they were tested at the University. Following this test a report has to be made. This report is made by two students at the The Hague University. Third year students at the Commercial Economy department. For the English course we have to do several assignments, for example writing sales letters, reading figures and facts and of course this taste test. This report will firstly consist of the introduction. In Chapter 2 we will be dealing with the analysis and the relevant findings. Chapter 3 deals with the SWOT-analysis of the different brands. And last but not least there will be conclusions and...
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