Different formats or styles of report writingHello dear friends here you will get the different formats or styles of report writing. Style or format of short report and long report differs considerably. Short reports are prepared by following fewer formalities, on the other hand long reports are formal in nature and prepared accordingly.
Format or Style of short report: Short reports can be prepared by following any of the following formats:
Preprinted form: It deals with routine information. In this format reports are given in printed forms. An individual need to ‘fill the blanks’ of the printed form to provide information.
2. Letter format: this format is also used for short reports; letter format is used for both internal and external reporting. It includes all the parts of a letter.
3. Memo format: short and informal reports prepared for internal use can follow the memo format. Common headings of a memo also used in memo reports. That is, To, from, Date and subject also used in a memo report.
Format for long report: Formal or long reports are prepared by maintain formalities. The logical and widely used format of a long report contains three parts:
The structure of a formal or long report, or What are the elements of a formal report?