Report Writing (Classic Reprint) by John BallReport Writing (Classic Reprint) by John Ball

Report Writing (Classic Reprint)

byJohn Ball

Paperback | August 6, 2018

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Excerpt from Report Writing

AS long AS men make decisions based on informa tion, there will be reports. Engineers will write them and retail buyers; they will be written by accountants, research workers, salesmen, and men and women on all levels of management.

This is a volume for today's students who tomorrow Will be writing those reports. It is based on a general, functional ap proach to report writing. The writer of a report begins with a need for information. He has to fill that need. He seeks the needed information through direct observation, asks questions, or uses libraries, files, and magazines. He may use several of these methods. Finally he uses language and other symbols to report the information he has gathered. Our discussion of this approach to report writing, and of the ways to gather informa tion and to use language, applies to all types of reports.

Since we believe that industrial practice does not justify the systems of classification of reports by subject matter or func tion found in some texts, we have omitted these groupings in ours. We have avoided also the formula approach to reports. We feel that there are no Short cuts or six easy steps to good writing of any kind. Learning to write takes practice and time. But this book, we believe, outlines a sound approach, based on the reporter's understanding of his place in the whole informa tion-gathering and communication Situation.

Actual practice in industry and business has guided us in this volume. Throughout are many current examples of reports in a Wide range of business and professional fields from the actual files of successful professionals.

Readings - articles reprinted from business magazines and other sources - are an important part of this text. In examining the principles and problems of reporting they contribute a fur ther range that comes from having many points of View from practicing experts.

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Title:Report Writing (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.86 inPublished:August 6, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0259452254

ISBN - 13:9780259452256