I am currently working for a man who is very smart, but to the best of my knowledge has taken no college courses. I would like to prepare a report for him detailing original but very simple (freshman-level) math work that I did relating to a problem we encountered. This presents a number of challenges.
If I use a format resembling a formal academic paper I fear I will lose his interest. Conversely, I would like to prepare something that I could use in my portfolio. Is there a happy medium between the two?
I realize I have the option of writing something like a brief summary in addition to a longer portfolio piece. Even if I go that route, where would I look for sample formats? Is there an appreciable difference between academic formats for such documents and what is used in the workplace? What is a good reference for formats of such documents, as opposed to samples (fairly readily available IMO)?