Problem of the Week: Preparing Reports

Which of the following best describes the purpose of an abstract in a technical report?

(A) It is a summary that avoids technical concepts and focuses on managerial concerns.

(B) It lists each heading and its beginning page number.

(C) It is an informative or descriptive summary for the technical readers.

(D) It contains the supporting information at the end of the report.

The answer is (C).

This is problem 16 (15-2) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com.