I need a short one paper writing due in 8 hours. Pretty much all you have to do is write a progress report about. Just say that I am in my second year of college and I am a business major. I am going to be transferring to Cal Poly Pomona this fall and I am going to have a focus in Finance major. Make it look nice and make up stuff about me, I couldn't care less just make this writing look good. LOOKING FOR WRITING MAJORS PLEASE!!! I also attached all the documents you will need for this assignment.
Prepare a progress report, in the form of letter of introduction about yourself to the professor, that describes your educational goals, the progress that you have made in reaching those goals, the work that you have completed so far, the work currently in progress (including your assessment of your successes and anticipated obstacles), what you have left to accomplish in order to reach your educational goals, and how you believe that reaching those goals will assist you in ultimately achieving your career goals.
The letter should be in business-letter format, which would include a letterhead (or return address), an addressee, a date, a business-letter type of salutation, the body of the letter, and a complimentary close and signature line.
For information about how to format a business letter generally, follow the guidelines and samples that are set forth in Chapter 9, pp. 262-265; and in Appendix A, pp. A-2 through A-10, including the sample business letter in Figure A.2 on page A-4. Also, look at the tips for formatting business letters that appear in Chapter 6, pp. 151-152. In addition, for guidance about how to organize the information contained in a progress report (including the use of subheads, if appropriate, for increased clarity and ease of reading), look at the discussion of progress reports generally in Chapter 9 as specified above.
The assignment is worth a maximum of 10% of the 40% for all writing assignments. Your letter should be single-spaced, in 12-point type, and no longer than one page in length.
The project will be evaluated based on content, the use of specific details and examples, doing the assignment as directed, clarity, conciseness, tone, organization, grammar/punctuation, spelling, and proofreading. The assignment is due to the professor on Canvas. Assignments turned in after that due date will not be accepted.
Good luck and have fun! (After all, writing is supposed to be enjoyable!)
9-4c. Minutes of Meetings
summarize the proceedings of meetings. Most businesses post team meeting minutes to
intranet sites soon after the meeting ends. The notes are then accessible to everyone who
attended or who missed the meeting. Companies often use in-house templates for recording
meeting minutes. Formal, traditional minutes, illustrated in Figure 9.9, are written for more formal
meetings and legislative bodies. If you are assigned to take minutes, you will want to follow this
Begin with the name of the group, as well as the date, time, and place of the meeting.
Identify the names of attendees and absentees.
State whether the previous minutes were approved or revised.
Record briefly the discussions of old business, new business, announcements, and committee
Include the precise wording of motions; record the votes and actions taken.
Conclude with the name of the person recording the minutes. Formal minutes may require a
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Formal Meeting Minutes
9-4b. Progress, or Interim, Reports
Continuing projects often require progress, or interim, reports to give status updates on the project.
These reports may be external (advising customers regarding the headway of their projects) or
internal (informing management of the status of activities). Follow this pattern when writing a
Specify the purpose and nature of the project in the opening.
Provide background information if it gives the reader a better perspective.
Describe the work completed so far.
Explain the work currently in progress, including names, activities, methods used, and
Describe current and anticipated problems. If possible, include possible remedies.
Discuss future plans and completion dates in the closing.
As a location manager for her company, Victoria Van Wijk frequently writes progress reports, such
as the one shown in Figure 9.8. Producers want to know what she is doing, and a phone call does
not provide a permanent record. She provides background information to inform the director of
location instructions she is following. She then includes information about what she is currently
doing and what she plans to do next. Victoria is up front about possible complications and
concludes by giving a completion date. She chose to use bold paragraph headings to make the
report’s sequence easy to follow. She also chose to follow the headings with a colon rather than a
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9-3b. Collect Information From Secondary and Primary Sources
One of the most important steps in writing a report is that of collecting information (research). A
good report is based on solid, accurate, verifiable facts. This factual information falls into two broad
categories: primary and secondary. Primary data result from firsthand experience and observation.
Secondary data come from reading what others have experienced or observed and recorded.
Typical sources of both primary and secondary factual information for informal reports are
a. company records,
b. printed material,
c. electronic resources,
e. surveys and questionnaires, and
Many business reports begin with an analysis of company records and files. These records reveal
past performance and methods used to solve previous problems. You can collect pertinent facts
that will help determine a course of action.
Although some print resources are also available online, libraries should not be overlooked as an
excellent source for many types of print resources. Some information in libraries is available only in
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print. Print sources include books, newspapers, and periodicals, such as magazines and journals.
An extensive source of current and historical information is available from digital resources. From a
computer or mobile device, you can access information provided by government sites, news
media, periodicals, nonprofits, and businesses. Business researchers are also using Facebook
comments, Twitter feeds, forum messages, and blog posts to gather information. For short informal
reports, you will probably gather most of your data from online resources. Chapter 10 provides
more detailed suggestions about online research and Web search tools.
In the absence of secondary sources, a primary source of data for many problems comes from
personal observation and experience. For example, if you were writing a report on the need for a
comprehensive policy on the use of social media, you might observe employees to see whether
they are checking their social networks during the workday or sharing potentially damaging
company information on their blogs, on Facebook, and on other social networks. Observation might
yield incomplete results, but it is nonetheless a valid form of data collection.
Surveys and Questionnaires
When a report requires current user or customer feedback, you can collect the data efficiently and
economically by using surveys and questionnaires. This is another primary source of information.
For example, if you were part of a committee investigating the success of an employee carpooling
program, you might gather data by distributing a questionnaire to the employees themselves. See
Chapter 10 for more information about surveys.
Talking with individuals directly concerned with the problem produces excellent firsthand
information if published sources are not available. For example, if you would like to find ways to
improve the hiring process of your company, you might interview your company’s human resources
director or several of the department hiring managers for the most accurate and relevant
information. Interviews allow you to gather data from experts in their fields.
Gathering and analyzing survey data for business reports has never been easier. One
cloud-based tool has turned the task of conducting surveys into a lot of monkey business
—literally. SurveyMonkey provides online templates and easy methodologies so that
anyone can create a survey and get results quickly. Yet, it’s so powerful that more than 20
million people around the world, including 99 percent of the Fortune 500 companies, have
used it to gather survey-related information. One human resources manager said that the
“360 degree feedback survey we created is sent to employees, managers, and even
customers. The insights it provides are invaluable.” What other uses of surveys are
commonly found in business?*
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