Tips for Writing Conclusions
Interpret and summarize the findings
Relate the conclusions to the report
Limit the conclusions to the data presented
Number the conclusions and present in
Be objective, avoid exaggeration
Use consistent criteria
Tips for Writing Recommendations
Make specific suggestions
Prepare practical recommendations
Avoid conditional words
Present each suggestion separately
Number the recommendations
Describe how recommendations may be
implemented if necessary
Arrange in announced order where possible
Data can be organized logically by:
Component: Location, division ect.
Importance: Most important first
Criteria: To evaluate choices easily
Convention: Follow a plan everyone understands
Tells the purpose of the report
Describes the significance of the topic
Previews the main points and order
To present additional thoughts
To suggest cause and affect
To contrast ideas
To show time and order
To clarify points
Types of Informational Reports
Trip Convention and Conference Reports
Progress and Interim Reports
Informational reports ordered logically
Analytical Reports ordered logically
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