Professional Writing: How to Write a Formal Report

Topics: Citation, Parenthetical referencing, APA style, Bibliography / Pages: 3 (577 words) / Published: Dec 16th, 2013
ENGL 227 Formal Report Instruction

English (Professional Writing) - *Note this assignment has 2-parts, but only part 2 is needed!!

In this assignment, students will work independently to write a short formal report that analyzes a situation and provides recommendations. This course project will satisfy TCOs 4, 6 and 8.

In this assignment, students will analyze two possible career choices [Healthcare I.T. (Systems Analyst) and Database Administrator], and then write a formal analytical report effectively presenting a recommendation to pursue one of the careers. This assignment has two parts:
Part one, the Table of Contents and Introductory Section. [Which I have completed already and will provide to assist with Part 2]
Part two, the report in its entirety.

Formal Report Topic
This assignment is based on you choosing two possible career choices you would recommend to an employee, client or professional contact.
Here’s the situation: You are to choose two possible career choices. Your report should include the following:
Information and background about your two career choices. Research from at least six credible sources to inform your audience and to support the recommendation(s)
APA citations for all researched information (in-text parenthetical citations and a reference list at the end of the report)
Formal report formatting
You will need to conduct outside research and cite your sources using APA citations. Conclude the formal report by making recommendations to your audience. Your report MUST be formatted as a formal report.

Part One - Table of Contents and Introduction
Your assignment this week is to write your formal report’s table of contents and introduction, using formal formatting. To complete this assignment, you will need to have a good plan in place for your formal report. I encourage you to use the three-step process (planning, writing, and revising.) (The formal report is due in its entirety at the end of week 8.

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