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ANALYTICAL REPORTS

.Analytical Reports • Used to:      define problems analyze problems present relevant data draw conclusions from the data make recommendations based on the conclusion.

Writing Analytical Reports .

Writing Analytical Reports  Memorandum or a letter of transmittal  Introduction  Summary  Body of the Report  Conclusion and Recommendation  Appendix .

 It states why the report is made and it acknowledges the sources of information and assistance. .Letter of Transmissal  This reminds the reader of the reason for the report.

Introduction • It covers the history or background of the study. scope and definition of terms. need. • May include the beneficiary of the project and the extent of its worthy cause. method. purpose. .

 The method for collecting data.Summary  Should include direct information like:  The purpose of the report.  The recommendation based on conclusion.  The conclusion based on data. .

• Next. – Pertinent facts gathered to support the report. . Limitation of the study. – – – – Include the topic areas to be covered. Benefits of the report. explanation of what you hope to accomplish. Sources of information or related literature used as data.Body • Begins with a short introduction stating why there is interest in the topic.

.Conclusions and Recommendations •SHOULD BE BASED STRICTLY on the related literature and results of present study to make them reliable.

 Interviews  Questionnaires  Library Sources .Some helpful sources for business reports  Personal experience or actual observations.  Company records.

graphs) and any computer printouts that support the report.Appendix • This includes working papers that show statistical computations. • Must also be fully identified in the table of contents to lend much credibility to your report. charts. visual aides (tables. .

Bibliography • Helps your readers refer quickly to the names of the book. . to other materials on the subject and to the names of the authors who have given their contribution to your report.

stating the: – Last name of the author – First name or initial – The complete title of the book – The place of publication – The publisher’s name – The date of publication .Bibliography • It is arranged alphabetically.

Effective Business Writing. and Consuello M. 2002. Evangelina L. Manila: Redman Publishing Inc. Suello.Bernardo. .

• If the reference used has no author. . use the most significant word in the title to determine the alphabetical order. Manila: Redman Publishing Inc. Effective Business Writing. 2002.

X. 7. 9-11. January 2000. VI.” p. 9.” p.” p.• The periodicals and magazines used as references on the subject must also be alphabetized according to the title. March 17. 2001. Philippine Star. “Views & Opinions. Manila Times. 2000. 1999. III.” pp. XIII. December 12. February 12. “Editorial. Vol. Vol. . Philippine Daily Inquirer. “Editorial. Manila Bulletin. “The Parable of the Seed.8. Vol. Vol.

The Journal of Communication. June 15. . 3. “The New Business Writing Techniques”.• Articles from the periodicals must be listed giving the writer’s name first. 1991. pp. 45-50. Sara L. Vol. 82. Ilas. No.