Writing a Report




How to write a Report

Checklist

The goal of a report is to offer as accurately as possible the full sense of the original book or research, but in a more

condensed form. A report should be accurate, objective, concise and clear.

You must remember the following:

  • 4 paragraphs minimum (1 introduction, 2 body paragraphs and 1 conclusion)
  • Each paragraph must have a heading (explaining what it is about)
  • You must address the report to someone
  • You must have a heading for the report: a subject (a title that clearly describes what the report is about)
  • Adding a date to the report is not mandatory
  • You must use formal language (so no contracted forms or slang)

Useful Expressions

SECTION

EXAMPLE

MORE USEFUL PHRASES

Heading of the report

A report on….

An analysis of…

A comparison of… and…

An investigation into….

Subject:

The date

Submitted on the…

dd/mm/yyyy

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank my supervisor, Mr….. for the support he has given me in the writing of this report.

I would like to thank my teachers for their encouragement and guidance.

My deepest thanks go to…. for his/her support and advice…

to:

Introductory paragraph with heading

(PARAGRAPH 1)

Introduction:

This report has been written because…

This report examines…

The objectives of this report are to…

Background, Objectives & Scope:

This study was to…

As requested I have…. This involved looking at/ analysing…

My findings are outlined / presented below

Findings

(PARAGRAPH 2)

The method / procedure used was…. i.e. the statistics were analysed… The significance of the results was….

The major finding of the investigation was that…

In addition…

A consequence of…. was…

Findings

(PARAGRAPH 3)

In general, the findings indicated that…

The main findings were that…

It was concluded that…

The area of investigation has been commented on by (list of specialists)…

Conclusion and Suggestions

(PARAGRAPH 4)

The main conclusion that can be drawn is that…

In the light of this, it is recommended that… (recommend a change for example)

I would like to suggest…

I therefore recommend…

You may wish to consider…

Template

To: ………………………………………………………..

From: ……………………………………………………

Subject: A report on: ……………………………………………….

Date: ……………/…………………/……………………..

Introduction: The objectives of this report are to ……………………………………………………..

…………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………..

(Subject of paragraph 1) Title: …………………………………………………….

Paragraph 1: (findings and methodology) The method / procedure used was …..

…………………………………………………….…………………………………………………….…………………………………

(Subject of paragraph 2) Title: …………………………………………………….

(Paragraph 2): (findings and methodology)

The main findings were that ……………………………………………………………………………………….…

…………………………………………………….…………………………………………………….…………………………………

Conclusion or recommendation(s): The main conclusion that can be drawn is that ……………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………………….

I therefore recommend ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

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