What do you know about report writing?
Essentially, a report is a short, sharp, concise document which is written for a particular purpose and audience. It generally sets outs and analyses a situation or problem, often making recommendations for future action. It is a factual paper, and needs to be clear and well-structured.
Why do you write a report?
The Purpose of Reports. Reports communicate information which has been compiled as a result of research and analysis of data and of issues. The inclusion of recommendations is one reason why reports are a common form of writing in industry, as the informed recommendations are useful for decision making.
What does a typical report begin with?
The typical structure of a report, as shown on this page, is often referred to as IMRAD, which is short for Introduction, Method, Results And Discussion. As reports often begin with an Abstract, the structure may also be referred to as AIMRAD.
What does a good report look like?
A well written report will demonstrate your ability to: understand the purpose of the report brief and adhere to its specifications; make appropriate conclusions that are supported by the evidence and analysis of the report; make thoughtful and practical recommendations where required.