This guide has been written to provide a general introduction to writing reports.It outlines the typical structure of a report and provides a step by step guide to producing reports that are clear and well structured.Aim for about 1/2 a page in length and avoid detail or discussion; just outline the main points.
It should provide the reader with a clear, helpful overview of the content of the report.
Exposure of rocks belonging to the Charnian Supergroup (late Precambrian) were examined in the area around Beacon Hill, north Leicestershire.
It may be in the form of a subtitle or a single paragraph.
A report submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for Course GL456, Department of Geology, Univeristy of Leicester.
These should be used in conjunction with the instructions or guidelines provided by your department.
This should briefly but explicitly describe the purpose of the report (if this is not obvious from the title of the work).
Any problems or limitations in the scope of the report should be identified, and a description of research methods, the parameters of the research and any necessary background history should be included.
In some reports, particularly in science subjects, separate headings for Methods and Results are used prior to the main body (Discussion) of the report as described below.
Other useful guides: Writing for science; Avoiding plagiarism; Referencing and bibliographies.
A report is written for a clear purpose and to a particular audience.