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Recommendation Report Body

  1. 1. Writing Formal Reports The Recommendation Report Body Adapted a presentation from http://www.ais.msstate.edu/AEE/
  2. 2. Sections in a Recommendation Report Front Matter Body Back Matter
  3. 3. BODY Introduction Methods Results or Discussion Conclusion Recommendations
  4. 4. BODY: Introduction A discussion of the subject, purpose, organization and scope Strategies • Concisely identify the subject • Identify the aim/purpose – Tell why the report was written: why they should read the report; what benefits it will have for them • Identify how the report is organized and the approach
  5. 5. Introduction • Give the major sections of the report and the order in which they will be covered • Give the scope and limitations of the report
  6. 6. Methods • Tells what you did • Tells how your research was set up and why
  7. 7. Results or Discussion • Key data that were found or created • Analysis of that data • Must be organized and objective
  8. 8. Conclusion • A concise interpretation of the facts that are covered in the body of the report • Covers only what the data the body of the report will support • There should be no conclusions drawn that are not derived from or built from the data in the body
  9. 9. Conclusion Must stand on its own Does not include ▫ Equations ▫ Tables ▫ Figures ▫ References ▫ Appendixes ▫ Undefined symbols ▫ Any new information
  10. 10. Recommendations • Actions to be taken based on the conclusions of the report

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