ENG 231: Business Communication
Please examine the reports and answer the questions for each one. After you have
looked at all three reports, please come up with a list of generic features that you think
a good recommendation report should have.
Who is the audience for this writing? What does the writer assume that the audience
knows about the topic? How does the writer try and convince the audience?
Why was this report written? Does the content adequately fulfill the purpose? Would
you be convinced? Why or why not?
How would you divide this paper into parts? What’s the function of each part? How
does the writer signal a division into parts?
Use of Information
What types of information does the writer use to develop and support the claim being
made? How does the writer give credit to information from outside sources?
What’s the tone and style of this report? Do you think it’s an appropriate and
convincing style? How is it different from an academic paper?
How does the writer present the document on the page in a way that is professional