This week, you will create a rough draft of the formal report that will include all the required sections of the report, along with in-text citations and the References page. To recap, the draft should include
- a cover or title page;
- a transmittal letter (not required for draft);
- a table of contents;
- a list of illustrations;
- an executive summary (not required for draft);
- an introduction;
- discussion sections;
- conclusions and recommendations;
- a references page; and
- an appendix (optional).
As noted, you are required to create or locate an appropriate technical illustration, such as a chart, graph, diagram, or schematic to help convey a point in the report. You may use a software application, such as Excel or Visio. You could also create an image or photograph using a digital camera or some graphics package.
You must import the illustration into the formal report. It should be labeled correctly with a title and caption. If you did not create the illustration yourself, be sure to include a proper citation for it.