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    Upon completion of this chapter, readers will be able to do the following:
  1. Explain the importance of effective report design.
  2. Explain the purpose of a letter of transmittal.
  3. Define when covers and labels are appropriate for reports.
  4. Explain the purposes of and write a descriptive abstract and executive summary for a report.
  5. Apply design principles of tables of contents and figures.
  6. Apply basic design considerations on the body of a report.
  7. Define the appropriateness of a conclusion, appendix, and information sources.


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