Use 12pt. TIMES NEW ROMAN; single space to write your Executive Summary.
An executive summary contains the main points of an in-depth report. It is written so that an individual who does not have the time to read the entire document can get an excellent overview on the entire document’s contents.
Please feel free to use headings and subheadings in your Executive Summary.
1. Read the Benoni Case thoroughly (hand-out) and then write your Executive Summary. The E.S. is to be one page in length , which means that you’ll have to pick the key points and edit your document carefully.
2. List the main points the summary will cover in the same order they appear in the main report.
3. Write a simple declarative sentence for each of the main points.
4. Add supporting or explanatory sentences if needed, avoiding unnecessary technical material and jargon.
5. Read the summary slowly and critically, making sure it conveys your purpose, message and key recommendations. You want readers to be able to skim the summary without missing the point of the main report.
6. Check for errors of style, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Ask someone else – a friend, your parents — to proofread and edit the document as well. They won’t mind. It’s only 1 page long after all.
Executive summaries are due on the date specified in the syllabus. There will be no extension. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO UPLOAD YOUR ES TO MOODLE BEFORE THE DEADLINE.
ES must consist of a summary of the key points in the case. It is used to aid managers in decision-making, as a result, relevant statistics must be included in the ES since these would be helpful in formulating decisions.