The ideas you present in your report will only have their full value recognised when they are clearly expressed in logical, cohesive text that is easy to follow. Being able to present your ideas effectively, in a cohesive manner, will allow readers and markers of your report to have the satisfaction of understanding your ideas and will allow you to have the satisfaction of having your ideas understood!
An effectively written report is one that has a logical flow of ideas and is cohesive. This means the report works as a unified whole; for example, it contains links between and within its sentences, paragraphs and sections, it is easy to follow and it uses language to maintain the report's focus and to direct the reader.
There are several devices that can improve the effectiveness of your report writing. These devices include macro or whole text devices such as logical structure and logical flow. They also include more detailed macro devices such as using paragraphs that are legitimate; clearly referring back to ideas, subjects and objects throughout the text and using connective words which signal changes and movements in the text to the reader.
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