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Report Writing
The structure of technical reports
 

The information provided in reports needs to be easy to find, and written in such a way that the marker / reader / client can understand it. Reports utilise headings to divide information into sections. The headings help the reader to locate relevant information quickly. Below are some guidelines for structuring your report.

The structure of a report and the purpose and contents of each section is shown below.

TITLE PAGE report title
your name
submission date
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY overview of subject matter
methods of analysis
findings
recommendations
TABLE OF CONTENTS list of numbered sections in report and their
page numbers
INTRODUCTION terms of reference
outline of reportís structure
BODY headings and sub-headings which reflect the contents of each section
CONCLUSION states the major inferences that can be drawn from the discussion
RECOMMENDATIONS indicates any further work that needs to be done or identifies the alternative you think best solves or improves the problem
REFERENCE LIST list of reference material consulted during research for report
APPENDIX information that supports your analysis but is not essential to its explanation

 

 



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