What is a report? a more formal and detailed discussion of a particular topic usually written for a specific person (or group of people) with a particular interest in a subject Eva Jay ENG 070 16 May 2010
How is a report different from an essay? more practical and business-like present factual information as clearly as possible so that the reader can follow it easily the various sections/paragraphs have headings and subheadings Eva Jay ENG 070 16 May 2010
What information should be included in a report and how should it be organized? A cover page A table of contents Introduction Body paragraphs Conclusion List of appendices (& appendices) Bibliography Eva Jay ENG 070 16 May 2010
Table of contents a list of headings and subheadings of the report, the list of appendices, the bibliography pages with their page numbers Eva Jay ENG 070 16 May 2010
The introduction gives some background information to the report, explains what the report will discuss, explains how the information was collected and how it will be presented in the report. Eva Jay ENG 070 16 May 2010
The body paragraphs divided into sections with subheadings each section should include the descriptions of findings and an analysis (What did you measure/evaluate? How? What was the result? How does that compare to the recommended levels/amounts?) references to the information in the appendices in-text citation whenever you present any idea/information you have taken from your sources.
The conclusion gives the summary of the situation, expresses an overall opinion and makes recommendations for future actions.
The appendices a collection of tables, figures and diagrams that contain information you refer to in the text. the content of the appendices don’t need to (but can) be copied into the report document. Your report must include a list of appendices, in-text-references to the appendices in the text whenever you use information presented in the appendices Eva Jay ENG 070 16 May 2010
The Appendices for this report Appendix 1A: The Overview (010) and the description of each phase. Appendix 2 A: Phase 1 - Healthy weight (021) Appendix 2 B: BMI (022) Appendix 2 C Health Quiz (023) Appendix 2 D: Flexibility (024) Appendix 2 E: Daily Recommended Calorie Intake (025) Appendix 3 A: Phase 2 - screenshot of the interactive Food Label Lesson (031) Appendix 3 B: PDF of food label (032) Appendix 3 C: Food label Quiz (023) PDF Appendix 3 D: 7 PDFs of your food tracking (034a) (034b) Appendix 3 E: Excel sheet (035) Appendix 3 F: Analysis of findings (036) MS Word (including total calories) (Example) Eva Jay ENG 070 16 May 2010
The bibliography A collection of MLA Style references This should include references to: the sources you referred to in the main report, the sources you used to compile your data. and the sources of images you used in your report, on your cover page or anywhere else in your paper. Eva Jay ENG 070 16 May 2010