Format: This report is the only one in this class where you have a choice of formats. Your audience is me. The purpose is to tell me what kind of progress you have made on your proposed research for your final feasibility report. Thus, you choose what info and in what order you would like to present it. But remember to keep audience and purpose in mind. I want to know that the credible person that I approved to research this project is truly doing his or her job, ie itís worth the time and money. In this project, you are not trying to persuade your audience that there is a problem, like you did for your proposal. Instead, you are persuading her that you are indeed the credible, qualified, timely person you said you were in your proposal. The following is only a template, you donít have to follow it exactly.
a letter to me to inform me of your progress on research in your chosen project.
As such, your introduction will give a brief overview of the contents of
the whole document and, as always, be centered on the audience.
The intro can set the tone for the rest of the report, so be sure to be
confident, specific, and professional.
statement: The purpose statement should offer an overview of the subject of your
report. This is an encapsulation of
your problem statement, though not as detailed or as long.
This is simply a reminder to your audience of what led you to write a
proposal in the first place.
Completed: The research portion of your progress report serves to confirm that you
are indeed doing what you proposed to do in your research plan/schedule
previously. Since you have already
done this research, this will most likely be the most detailed portion of your
report. Although the main goal is
to keep the confidence of the person reading the progress report, if there are
problems, this is the place to discuss them.
The key in the research section is to be as specific as possible to boost
and Forecasted Research: As the name suggests, this is simply a plan of
current and future research. Tell
what specifically you are doing and when you expect to finish it.
If, while researching sources that you listed on your proposal led to new
sources, this is the place to tell your audience about them.
You may offer these together as one section or split them into two.
schedule in your proposal was a tentative one and has probably changed at least
one time, if not more. Also, there
may be new items to add to a schedule. Construct
a schedule of research including completed research through forecast research.
in a confident and audience centered closing.
Say thank you, give contact info, and sign with a complimentary closing.
of Feasibility Report: Attach an outline of your final report as an appendix and mention it
within the text. Though this
outline is tentative, it should touch on the major points of your report,
including criteria, solutions, evaluation of those solutions, recommendations,
etc. The more detailed, the better
and easier it will be for you to craft your feasibility report.
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