Q. What is an executive summary? What do I write in the executive summary?
The executive summary is a quick overview of a report, much like a summary, so executives who usually do not have time to read the whole report can understand the purpose, conclusions, outcome and recommendations made.
The essential elements of an executive summary are:
- Purpose of the report
- Summary of the findings
- Summary of the recommendations
- The executive summary is a stand-alone paragraph on one page
- It is placed before the table of contents and is not included in the word count.