Aug 01, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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FSC 173 - Records and Reports

0.5 Credits, 0.5 Contact Hours
.5 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Introduction to the elements and qualities of good report writing and comprehensive documentation. Includes form, style, and methodologies for writing various reports, techniques for developing an accurate narrative, and proper and improper conclusions. Also includes effective and correct use of grammar and the mechanics of writing.

Prerequisite(s): FSC 149  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the characteristics of good reports and field notes.
  2. Demonstrate the techniques of writing a complete, descriptive, and accurate narrative.
  3. Discuss the difference between an administrative and operational report.
  4. Demonstrate correct writing mechanics and the use of proper grammar.

  1. Reports and Field Notes
    1. Characteristics of good reports
    2. Taking field notes
  2.  Elements of Composition
    1. Proper and improper conclusions
    2. Obtaining information
  3.  Elements of  Reports
    1. Administrative
    2. Operational
  4.  Writing Mechanics
    1. Grammar
    2. Proper writing

Effective Term:
Full Calendar Year 2009/2010

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