Write a Proposal Memo (step g from page 580 attached) in which you present reasons why you feel an Analytical Report is needed. Imagine a corporate executive or some business person for whom your proposal would hold some interest
Choose a topic for an analytical report from a problem or question for analysis from your major or some
other subject of interest. Once you determine your subject, follow the steps outlined in GENERAL on
page 580 (I have attached) under " Prepare an analytical report, using this procedure."
Ideas for the report:
Building an exercise facility at work
Opening a daycare facility at work
Starting a volunteer program to visit patients at nursing homes to keep them company (like a buddy
Writing Assignment 5: Write a Proposal Memo (step g from page 580 attached) in which you present
reasons why you feel an Analytical Report is needed. Imagine a corporate executive or some business
person for whom your proposal would hold some interest. This person would be the business executive
in charge of approving your proposal and in implementing any changes your subsequent analytical
report might suggest. In this initial proposal, you merely cite possible sources for your investigation, but
you aren't responsible for actually doing the analysis. Save that for the upcoming Writing Assignment 6,
where you will actually carry out your analytical investigation and research.
*I have attached 2 samples of writing assignment 5
**Use the headings shown on the sample proposal memo I have attached.
Writing Assignment 6:
Using the outline created on writing assignment 5, compose an audience and use profile (step J from
page 580 attached) and write the report for your stated audience (step k from page 580 attached). The
report body component must include at least one graphic to assist the audience in understanding key
*I have attached a sample of writing assignment6
** I have attached page 29 and 31 that step J references and I have attached the guidelines from figure
23.3 that step K references
Note. Remember that formal reports have three sections—The Front Matter FM, the Body, and the End
Matter EM. You do need the following components in your report:
*Letter of transmittal–FM
*Table of contents–FM
*Report text—Body Component. This is the actual page 1 of the document. The length of this section
alone is 3 to 4 pages. This section must include at least one substantive graphic.
*Works Cited page—EM (4 to 5 sources)
Those pieces are required, in that order.
Even though the actual body of the report is short (The body component alone should be 3 to 4 pages), you
still need to do other sections to demonstrate that you know how they all function to produce a
completed report. They are standard business elements for any report. If you want to add any others,
that is fine, though not necessary. Also, you can save this report as a .doc file to keep your graphics. If
you have trouble, send me the file so I can clean up your graphics.
Note. The Works Cited page must be in the correct format. If you are numbering the entries or using
bullets, STOP. Neither MLA nor APA uses a numbered system. However, CSE (for the physical sciences)
does. See the Lannon text beginning in Appendix A for details. Or go to the MLA link shown here. It has
all the new MLA and APA standards—
NOTE FROM INSTRUCTOR: This is NOT a rewrite of the Proposal Memo. If you
submit that proposal (WA5) as the body component, you will receive a zero for
|Academic Level||College (1-2 years: Freshmen, Sophomore)|
|Paper Type||Research proposal|
|Number of Pages||2 Page(s)/550 words|