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Write A Report

4556 words - 19 pages

A Guide to Report Writing

September 2008

CONTENTS
Page 1. 2 INTRODUCTION ..............................................................................................................................1 PREPARATION ................................................................................................................................2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3 INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................................2 PURPOSE ..............................................................................................................................2 PLANNING ...view middle of the document...

.......................................................................................................5 REFERENCES .........................................................................................................................5 APPENDICES ..........................................................................................................................5 WORD LIMITS………………………………………………………………………………………..5

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STRUCTURE AND CLARITY ..........................................................................................................7 4.1 4.2 4.3 INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................................7 STRUCTURE: UNITY AND SEQUENCE .......................................................................................7 CLARITY: THE USE OF SIGNPOSTS ...........................................................................................8

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STYLE ........................................................................................................................................... 10 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................... 10 W ORDS AND SENTENCES .................................................................................................... 10 TENSE ................................................................................................................................ 11 USE OF TABLES AND DIAGRAMS ........................................................................................... 11 PRESENTATION ................................................................................................................... 11 HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR STYLE ............................................................................................ 11

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DATA PRESENTATION................................................................................................................ 12 6.1 6.2 6.3 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................... 12 TABLES OR FIGURES? ......................................................................................................... 12 THE USE OF TABLES AND FIGURES IN REPORTS .................................................................... 12

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USE OF REFERENCES ................................................................................................................ 14 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................... 14 W HY USE REFERENCES? .................................................................................................... 14 CITING REFERENCES IN THE TEXT ........................................................................................ 15 LISTING OF REFERENCES...

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