Chapter 13  Proposals, Business Plans, and Formal Business Reports

Chapter Review Questions

1.  Why are formal and informal proposals written? (Objs. 1, 2)

2.  Why do government agencies make requests for proposals (RFPs)? (Objs. 1, 2)


3.  Why might you use a “hook” in a proposal, and what is an example? (Obj. 1)

4.  What should be highlighted in the staffing section of a proposal? (Obj. 1)

5.  In what two ways do formal and informal proposals differ? (Obj. 2)

6.   Name eight components of typical business plans.  (Obj. 3)

7.   What should a business plan mission statement include and how long should it be?  (Obj. 3)

8.   Why are formal reports written in business? Give an original example of a business related formal report.  (Obj. 4)

9.  What is a letter or memorandum of transmittal, and what should it include? (Obj. 4)


10.  How long should a typical executive summary be?  (Obj. 4)

11.  Describe how to write an executive summary for a formal business report. (Obj. 4) 

12.  What should be included in the introduction to a formal report?  (Obj. 4)

13.  What should the writer strive to do in the body of a formal report?  (Obj. 5)

14.  Why must writers list their sources and identify them in the text? (Obj. 5)

15.  In your view, what are six of the most important tips for the writer of a formal report? Explain each of your choices.  (Obj. 6)

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