Executive Summary critique. Please tell us how the Executive Summary on page 329 of TC should be revised to become a more persuasive piece that is truer to an Executive Summary’s definition and purpose. This exercise is partly about distinguishing between different short summaries (or abstracts). In light of this, students have also found it helpful to review the discussion of Informative Abstracts and Executive Summaries (earlier in the chapter) to give them ideas about what needs to be changed in this document. (One difference between the two is their intended audiences, which does make quite a difference to what information is highlighted and how it is presented.) Think also of what goes into an effective recommendation report and whether this summary reflects that process in offering your comments.
(Up to 25 points: 15 for initial posting and 5 each for up to two substantial responses to others’ postings.)