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


Take note:

  • 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.
  • Last Updated Apr 30, 2024
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  • Answered By Library Torrens

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