For this project, you will create a formal analytical report related to an approved technical communication topic.
*Note – Your topic is the topic you outlined in the Technical Report Proposal submitted April 25th.
The purpose of this assignment is to understand the basic features of a formal analytical report and gain practical experience in constructing a large research report.
After reading Chapter 21: Formal Analytical Reports in Technical Communication (14th edition), create a formal report on an approved technical communication topic. The purpose of the report is to narrow the focus of a general topic and analyze the topic. In order to analyze the topic, you need to identify a problem with the selected topic and inform and persuade the reader towards a position.
Technical Reports should have at least one main research question that guides the purpose of the report. The main research question should be argumentative and show your stance on the issue.
Reports should have the following features:
(Repeat the claims, evidence, interpretation, and counterargument process for each main and subtopic of your report.)
The following headings should be included: Introduction, Collected Data, and Conclusion. Sub-headings should be created and used with each heading.
Minimum and Maximum Page Length Requirements:
Illustrations are NOT required for reports; however, if you use visuals, illustrations are limited to three visuals total for the entire report. Each visual must be smaller than one quarter of the page. If you feel the report needs additional visuals to enhance the content, please place additional visuals in the Appendix.
Four (or more) scholarly references are required, and at least one of the four scholarly references must be a counterargument reference.