Writing the business report

Now that you have an idea of the typical structure of a report, consider the purpose and audience of your writing. This will help you decide which sections to add or remove, the writing style of each section and how to convey your argument and demonstrate critical thinking.

Planning a Business Report

When planning your report, you may find it helpful to follow these steps:

  1. Analyse the problem and identify the purpose of the report.
  2. Analyse the audience and the issue.
  3. Prepare a work plan and a draft outline.
  4. Collect and sort the information you require.
  5. Evaluate and organise the information.
  6. Revise the draft outline and restructure it if necessary.

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