202D: Style of Feasibility Report
feasibility reports should introduce a problem, present criteria for a viable
solution(s), present method of obtaining facts, analyze each possible solution
against criteria, and offer a recommendation with a justification of its
the reports’ title and subject, as well as who authorized the report?
the purpose of the report?
the writer overview research and briefly discusses significant findings
and major recommendations?
the letter say the possible solutions and the criteria against which they
the writer acknowledge
the assistance of key contributors and thank them? (optional)
the conclusion promise
to answer any questions readers may have and provides contact info to do so
by expressing goodwill and a willingness to work further with reader?
the title page have the three essential parts of information that the audience
needs to know?
title (which includes key words)
name of the individual or organization to whom the report is being
name of the individual (or group) who prepared the report and the date.
“eye candy” (if the urge hits you, include your own company graphic)
the execsum clear, brief and to the point?
everything (intro, research, possible solutions, criteria, and
recommendation) covered in the execsum?
the reader give too much space to information that is not important?
it only one page? If not, could the writer cut down on wordiness or
the reader get a good sense of the scope of the report by reading this
it visually appealing, does the reader get the information at a glance?
all the parts of the report accounted for in the ToC?
all the dots/dashes aligned so that the numbers match up?
there are figures/visual aids within the report proper, is there a table of
Body of the Report
there a heading for each section? Is it kept consistent within the
there a page number x out of y at the bottom of each page OR a page number
in the heading (though the first is more helpful)?
the headings and page numbers professional: snazzy yet not intruding?
this intro establish context for the reader?
there enough of a lead in to the problem statement?
it provide sufficient info without being too over-informative for the
the writer answer
the question: “Why is it important for us to consider these
the writer convince the reader that the problem must be dealt with immediately?
each method of research explained clearly and fully?
the reader see at a glance what the writer did to research the
the most important methods listed first and then the second, etc.?
the section too full of information? (The writer may want to think of making
more use of appendices.)
appendix usage clearly marked?
this section make the writer sound like a credible person who has taken the
time and care to do a good job on this report?
the criteria ordered in level of importance to the audience?
each criteria explained in words and numerically via a weighted graph?
the sections of the graph sufficiently distinguished from each other? (this
comes more into play when one is talking about satisfaction or another
each criteria explained fully with specific parameters?
the writer explain both the upper and lower limit (at least) in the
paragraph preceding the chart?
the criteria displayed stylistically? (One way to do this is to give one
full page to each criteria)
of Possible Solutions:
each solution clearly marked and explained?
there any hint of bias or favoritism in the explanations? (This can
include anything from word choice to length of explanation.)
the overviews full of enough specific detail?
the writer accommodate the reader stylistically by using white space and
of Possible Solutions Against Criteria:
the writer present each evaluation of a solution against all the criteria in
a clear and accessible manner?
each evaluation given a total score and a break down of scores?
each solution and criteria clearly marked so that a busy person looking for
one criteria or solution could easily track it?
the writer present an overall chart of findings either before or after all
of the evaluations?
on the numbers, does this recommendation flow naturally out of the
evaluation section of the report?
the writer give the reader (s) follow-up options for how to implement the
Cited (or Endnotes): Documents the sources cited in the text.
the writer follow the Chicago Manual of Style
format? (An exception to this would be a person who is in a field where the
main style is different than Chicago)
the writer include all sources (Interviews, books, etc.) that were detailed
in the methodology section?
each appendix appropriately lettered consecutively (Appendix
A, Appendix B, etc.) and descriptively titled.
each one referenced within the text?
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