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What is a report?

The report is a written or oral description of the circumstances and characteristics of a situation or event. This can include both an interpretation by the issuer as well as their recommendations. Reports can be classified in different ways:

Types of reports

According to their subject, there are the following types of reports :

Technical

These reports are issued to private or public entities in order to respond to your request for research or study. For the preparation of these reports, rigor is used and it's sought that they are accessible to all their recipients, who don't always have a command of the technical language of the entity.

Scientific

These are aimed at certain sectors, which do handle the jargon of the subject to be investigated. This is why technicalities and rigor abound in language and its themes have to do with some scientific area. Disclosure: the contents of these reports are presented to the general public. This is why they are characterized by having a language for those who have a medium cultural level.

Mixed

These reports are made for the general public and, at the same time, for a particular organization, hence its name. Being aimed at such a wide audience, the language cannot abound in technicalities, but rather be colloquial but cultured.

According to the textual characteristics, the reports can be classified into :

Expository

In these reports the author doesn't introduce any interpretation or analysis of the fact to be analyzed, he simply limits himself to narrating or exposing it. In addition, they don't usually include recommendations or conclusions. In its first paragraphs, the previous situation is presented so that the recipients better understand the subsequent information.

Interpretative

These reports seek to clarify the scope and meaning that a certain concept or fact will have. These reports therefore do include conclusions and recommendations on the events analyzed. They are therefore a very important tool for the entity when making certain decisions.

Demonstrative

In this type of report you must make it very clear what corresponds to the opinion of its author and what does not. In addition, the different stages that led the issuer to rule on certain proposals must be indicated with total precision.

Persuasive

Through arguments and demonstrations, the issuer seeks to convince those who receive the report to make certain decisions. For this to be accomplished, an action plan must be included that convinces the recipient that the proposed route will be the most appropriate.

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