Purpose and Goals
Prior to composing formal long reports (like a recommendation report), you will likely need to compose a shorter report providing an overview of the topic and current data that illustrates the topic’s relevance to your organization or company. Shorter reports can be especially helpful for topics that are subject to quick and/or frequent updates and changes. This project asks you to compose a periodic report on the topic you’ve been examining throughout the course. By completing this assignment, you will gain experience selecting important data and concisely presenting a meaningful overview on a specific topic for your reader.
Relevant Course Learning Outcomes
CLO 1: Understand a common ethical framework and recognize when ethical issues in business arise for which the framework should be applied
CLO 3: Write clear, correct, concise, complete, and culturally aware artifacts for professional contexts
CLO 5: Synthesize research with their own ideas to produce artifacts and oral presentations that inform and persuade a target audience
CLO 6: Demonstrate the ability to collaborate well with others to produce quality rhetorical documents
compose a brief periodic report (approx. 2 pages) addressed to me (Dr. Hope) that includes the following:
A concise overview of the report itself;
A purpose section in which you introduce the specific topic and the local individuals or communities it impacts;
At least two separate sections providing specific data that illustrate the current status of the topic. You must include at least three data per section (e.g. the current cost of a program, the current number of individuals benefited by a community program, etc.). For example, if you’re talking about the availability of youth summer programs, you could include a section detailing the number of summer programs currently available and a section discussing the money currently allocated for summer programs.
A conclusion section that draws from the provided data to explain the impacts this topic has on local individuals or communities.
Purpose and Goals Prior to composing formal long reports (like a recommendation
Purpose and Goals