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Old 04-24-2019, 05:21 AM
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Some questions to ponder:
1. Do you understand all the reports and their conclusions?
2. Like, really understand them?
3. Properly?
4. Are they giving similar conclusions?
5. Should they?
6. Why?

If you can't confidently answer those questions, and you're not being explicitly asked to do this, I'd say leave it alone. You're more in the "needing to understand" stage than the "summarise for the boss" stage - if you want to show willing, come up with some questions to ask about the reports.
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Some questions to ponder:
1. Do you understand all the reports and their conclusions?
2. Like, really understand them?
3. Properly?
4. Are they giving similar conclusions?
5. Should they?
6. Why?

If you can't confidently answer those questions, and you're not being explicitly asked to do this, I'd say leave it alone. You're more in the "needing to understand" stage than the "summarise for the boss" stage - if you want to show willing, come up with some questions to ask about the reports.


I would also add to look for "what is the same" across all the reports. And not just focus on content, but also look at structure.

Then within that structure, take note of the "range" of how individuals respond. The thing here is to understand *why* these differences exist.




Doing something "creative" is counterproductive without first attending to all of the things that GW points out. The most creative you should get is to look at the material provided for any one company and see if you would have a "different" conclusion (and why yours would still be reasonable). Then summarize *that* for your supervisor and have a discussion around what you might be lacking from (direct) experience with the different companies.
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