Assignment 2.3: Justification Report – Part 3 (Final)
In Assignments 2.1 (Part 1) and 2.2 (Part 2) of the
Justification Report, you built up the major parts of your formal, researched
justification report (Problem Statement, Overview of Alternatives, Criteria,
Methods, Evaluation of Alternatives, Findings and Analysis, and References).
For Part 3 you will begin by inserting your revisions of Parts 1 and 2 based on
your instructor’s suggestions. Then, you will include a few new sections. Note:
Some sections presented below are out of order so pay attention to where the
section should go (for instance, the Transmittal should be the second page of
your report based on the provided template). It is essential that you present
the final report in the correct section order.
Use the basic outline below to draft your paper. Organize your
responses to each question under the following section headings:
Preliminary Parts (for Question 1)
Introduction (for Question 2)
Problem Statement (for Question 2b)
Terminology (for Question 2c)
Major Sections of the Report (for Question 2d)
Scope and Limitations of the Research (for Question 2e)
Recommendation (for Question 3)
References (for Question 4)
Using the provided template from Week 7, write Part 3 to
complete a single-spaced report in which you:
Create the preliminary parts of the report that precede the
Introduction (after reading Chapter 11 in the textbook). Each element (1a to
1d) appears on a separate page (1a should be page 1, 1b should be page 2,
etc.). The preliminary part includes:
Transmittal (stand-alone business letter)
Table of Contents
2. Create an
introduction that tells what your report is about. The introduction includes:
a. Begin with a general introduction paragraph that gives
the reader any needed background information on the company or problem.
b. Include the Problem Statement that you already created
and revised in Part 1.
c. Include terms that readers will need to know in order
to understand the report.
d. Briefly summarize the major sections and findings of
the report developed in Parts 1 and 2. Note: This is in addition to
including the revised sections not instead of including the revised previous
sections from Parts 1 and 2.
e. Discuss what your report will cover and what it will
not (including limitations such as research, time, information, or any other
factors the reader should consider when reading the report).
3. Create the
Recommendation section of the Report.
a. Provide a one to two (1-2) sentence recommendation
based on what your Evaluation of Alternatives and Findings and Analysis
sections have determined is the most feasible alternative (i.e., solution) to
the problem in the Problem Statement.
4. Create the
References section, which goes at the end of the Report by pasting in your
revised References page.
Note: Remember to organize the report by the section headings. The
report should reflect a style and format appropriate for business; single
spacing and bullet points are acceptable for formal business reports.
Your assignment must:
Be typed, single spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12),
with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment,
your name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page
and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this
Support ideas or claims in body paragraphs with clear details,
examples, and explanations.
Organize ideas logically by using transitional words, phrases,
Use sentence variety and effective word choice in written
Apply writing process strategies to develop formal business
reports and / or proposals.
Use technology and information resources to research issues
related to selected topics.
Write clearly and concisely using proper writing mechanics.