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Technical Writing in the Corporate World Understanding, Developing, and Editing Technical Documents by Ph.D. Norbert Elliot, Ph.D. Herman A. Estrin

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2.2.1 The Trip Report

You are sent on business trips to act on behalf of your organizations. While you may informally present in a staff meeting, information you gathered during the trip, a formal document is required so that the information may be preserved for study by others.

A well-designed trip report will answer the following questions:

1. What was the extent and nature of your trip? Briefly describe the details of the trip; especially include those individuals who were important in the situation. (Make sure that names are spelled correctly and that titles are accurate.)

2. What were the most important aspects of your trip? Do not narrate the events of the trip. Instead, classify the major events of the trip so that your reader can see ...

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