A report may contain some or all of the following, please refer to your departmental guidelines.
Common Elements Of A Report
A report may contain some or all
of the following, please refer to your departmental guidelines.
MEMORANDUM OR COVERING LETTER
Memorandum or Covering Letter is
a brief note stating the purpose or giving an explanation that is used when the
report is sent to someone within the same organization.
It is addressed to the receiver
of a report while giving an explanation for it, and is used when the report is
for someone who does not belong to the same organization as the writer. It
contains a descriptive heading or name. It may also contain author’s name,
position, company’s name and so on.
Executive summary summarizes the
main contents and is usually of about 300-350 words.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents consists of a
list of the main sections, indicating the page on which each section begins.
Informs the reader of what the
report is about—aim and purpose, significant issues, any relevant background
REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Presents critical analysis of the
available research to build a base for the present study.
Gives details about nature of the
study, research design, sample, and tools used for data collection and
findings of the study.
the reasoning and research in detail.
Summarizes the main points made
in the written work in the light of objectives. It often includes an overall
answer to the problem/s addressed; or an overall statement synthesizing the
strands of information dealt with.
RECOMMENDATION/S OR IMPLICATIONS
related to the issue(s) or problem(s) dealt with. It may highlight
the applications of the findings under implications section.
alphabetical list of all sources referred in the report.
APPENDICES Extra information of further
details placed after the main body of the text.
FORMATS OF REPORTSBefore attempting to look into
presentation dimensions of a Report, a quick look into standard format
associated with a Research Report is examined hereunder. The format generally
includes the steps one should follow while writing and finalizing their
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