Report it in Writing

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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User-friendly, easy-to-read and understandable, this book provides a blend of writing guidelines as well as the essential principles needed by officers to write good reports. Covers the essentials of report writing, parts of speech, word usage, the sentence, active vs. passive voice/grammar, spelling, and punctuation. For law enforcement and corrections officers, trainees, and supervisors.

Table of Contents

Why Do Officers Need to Study Communications?
Reports - Occurrence
Reports - Narrative
Business Communications in Policing
The Direct Method
The Memo
E-Mail Messages
The Job Search Process
The Business Letter
The Covering Letter
The Functional Résumé
Parts of Speech
The Sentence
Sentences vs. Fragments
Word Usage
Spelling and Capitalization
Misplaced Modifiers
Active vs. Passive Voice
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronoun Agreement
Glossary of Writing Terms
Further Readings
Answer Key
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TheReport It In Writingworkbook, third edition, is now better than ever! Whether you are a trainee, officer, supervisor, or college student, you will find this workbook helpful in your quest to write quality reports. All criminal justice professionals know that the ability to write well is a skill that is absolutely necessary in today's society. A well-written report demonstrates your knowledge and professionalism. A poorly-written report may demonstrate laziness and a lack of determination. In the third edition of this popular workbook used by thousands of professionals throughout the country, you will find expanded sections and more exercises on the following topics: sentence structure grammar active and passive voice spelling punctuation word usage ethical reporting observation and description vague versus specific language A-Z guide to report writing In addition, both the pretest and the posttest have been expanded to 100 questions each. These are excellent tools to assess your skills at the start and end of your training program. Enjoy the new and improved version of theReport It In Writingworkbook. Thank you for your service to our communities. Best wishes, Debbie J. Goodman, M.S.

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