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Writing a report

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

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