Skills

Levels

Writing Reports

Types of Reports

1. Business

2. Research

3. Scientific

4. Police

5. Personal

Writing Reports: The Process

1. Collect information

Survey

Experiment

Research

Investigation

2. Organize

A. Statement of purpose

B. Give background information

C. Tell how the report was conducted

D. Present your findings/results

E. Give your conclusions/recommendations

3. Write the Report

4. Revise/Edit

*In report writing, you must be as objective as possible. Do not approach the task with a lot of preconceived bias.

For example: "I am going to prove that smoking is dangerous to your health." It is better to begin with a question in mind and then do the research to find answers to your question. For example: "Is smoking really dangerous to your health?"

Write the report as if you were an "outsider."

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16