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Report writing checklist

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In order to do well, you need to do the following:


  • Check with your tutor which report sections you need to include
  • Understand clearly what information goes into each of the sections
  • Know if you are expected to draw conclusions and make recommendations
  • Be clear what the purpose of your report is
  • Plan the stages of research and writing the report carefully
  • Do your research – the ground work for your report
  • Keep very accurate records of all of your findings
  • Report precisely and evaluate honestly
  • Study examples of similar reports to understand the correct style and content to use
  • Write clear references for all quotations and source material you use in your report
  • Write with the reader in mind at all time
Report Writing Summary Leaflet (PDF opens in new window)