Report Writing Made Easy. by Sue Cameron MBA AFAIM 2013. Why write reports?. To communicate with your colleagues A good method for writing assignments As a record for your business or company Easier to read than an essay or critique Used extensively in business Reports are structured
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by Sue Cameron MBA AFAIM
‘This report is a business proposal to senior management on researching and developing an Work Health and Safety (WHS) Policy and Procedure for the company.
This is in order to comply with the WHS Act of 2011 and to update the current policies and procedures.’
An example of a format
(Topic) (Page No)
1. Introduction 2
2. Summary 3
3. (Topic) 4
3.1 (Subtopic 1) 4
3.2 (Subtopic 2) 5
4. Conclusion 7
5. References 8
‘On conducting research into current WHS practices and the current legislation, the new polices and the procedures as outlined in this report and shall be presented to the CEO and the board by the December 2013’
‘It is recommended that the company endorse the new WHS Policy and Procedures and they be implemented as soon as possible in order to comply with the current legislation and with the company’s code of conduct’
This Format is based on University standards (Harvard system)
(Author) (Year of Publication) (Title) (Publisher) (Location of Publisher)
(Family name first then initial of author)
Example: (the first 2 are books and the third a website)
Monger, B (2007) ‘Marketing in Black and White’ Pearson/Prentice Hall, Aust.
Cole, K (2008) ‘Management Theory & Practice’ Pearson/Prentice Hall, Aust.
www.workcover.com.au NSW Government 2009
Scope: the range or scale of the report
Technical: mechanical, scientific, industrial
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