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Report It In Writing, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Debbie J. Goodman

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 15, 2010

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For courses in Criminal Justice Writing, Communications and Report Writing for Law Enforcement, and Police Report Writing.

 

The 5th edition of Report It in Writing is a must-have, must-read guide for Public Safety professionals who need to write reports. Organized in an easy-to-follow A to Z format, it discusses both report writing elements and basic writing skills. Each part tackles a specific aspect of report writing–from listening to punctuation. Integrated exercises focus on indentifying basic facts and reinforcing basic rules of the English language.  With its emphasis on ethics, investigative reporting and interpersonal skills, this book shows officers not only what information should go into reports, but also how to write this information well.

Table of Contents

PRE-TEST

 

SECTION I: THE A-Z’s OF REPORT WRITING

Part A: Report Writing Rules

Part B: Ten Good Questions

Part C: Ethical Reporting

Part D: Chronological Order

Part E: Fact vs. Opinion

Part F: Vague vs. Specific Language

Part G: Common Abbreviations for Note Taking

Part H: Who vs. Whom

Part I: Proofreading

Part J: First- vs. Third-Person Reporting

Part K: Report-Writing “Shoulds”

Part L: Note Taking

Part M: Organizing the Report

Part N: Observation and Description

Part O: You’re A-Z Guide at a Glance

Part P: Report-Writing Exercises for Police, Probation, and Corrections Officers

Part Q: Interviewing Skills and Investigative Reporting

Part R: Ten Steps for Becoming a Good Listener

Part S: CPR–Courtesy, Professionalism, and Respect

Part T: Establishing Rapport

Part U: Interpersonal Communication

Part V: Nonverbal Communication

Part W: When to Write a Report

Part X: The Four C’s

Part Y: Document, Document, Document

Part Z: Get a Writing Mentor

 

SECTION II: PARTS OF SPEECH

Part A: Nouns

Part B: Pronouns

Part C: Verbs

Part D: Adjectives

Part E: Adverbs

Part F: Prepositions

Part G: Conjunctions

Part H: Interjections

 

SECTION III: HOMOPHONES

 

SECTION IV: THE SENTENCE

Part A: What Is a Sentence?

Part B: Changing Fragments to Sentences

Part C: Misplaced Phrases

Part D: Run-on Sentence ( Fused Sentence)

Part E: Subject Identification

Part F: Capitalization

 

SECTION V: ACTIVE VS. PASSIVE VOICE, SUBJECT AND VERB AGREEMENT, AND GRAMMAR

Part A: Active and Passive Voice

Part B: Subject and Verb Agreement

Part C: Pronoun Agreement

 

SECTION VI: SPELLING

 

SECTION VII: PUNCTUATION

Part A: The Comma

Part B: The Comma Splice

Part C: The Semicolon

Part D: The Colon

Part E: Quotation Marks

Part F: Apostrophe

 

POST-TEST 

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$27.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-508973-6