LawProse Lesson #381: How to write an effective report.

LawProse Lesson #381: How to write an effective report.

  1. Collect all relevant information, facts, and illustrations.
  2. Draft a key sentence—a full sentence—stating your main objectives.
  3. Make a list of all major and minor subject headings. Then turn these into full sentences so that you have a propositional outline. Rearrange propositions as necessary.
  4. Draft the body of the report as quickly as possible, composing paragraphs in support of each propositional heading.
  5. Revise critically, proportioning the parts, checking for consistency throughout, examining the details of topical transitions, and improving your wordings.

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