The Best Report Writing Tips


March 15, 2014- Leave a Comment


Writing a simple report is usually less daunting than one with lots of extra educational information. Most importantly, if you need to add supplemental information to your report, all you need to add a section. In this post, I’m listing a few basic for writing a simple report.

Compile all the information you want to add in the report. It is advisable not to restrict yourself by having a preconceived viewpoint. Include evidences in the proper format to make your report authentic. Once you have the basic information, you can easily write the important part of the paper, the conclusion.

Create an executive summary. It serves as an introductory section of your report. Make sure it should not be more than a page long, as it bores your readers and diverts their attention to other portions of the report. This summary must be a concise explanation of your point of view and a summary of the most important sections of the rest of the report.

Now explain the paper by adding other sections of interest. Writing a simple report should not include extra information or unnecessary sections. Think which sections are convincing for your audience to your point. Include sections that explain the results you want to see, or why you feel succeeded. This will definitely improve your chances for success in the future.

Now organize your paper. Start with the cover page that includes your name, date and a short title that summarizes your report’s contents. Remove any features that are usually present in conventional reports, like table of contents and appendices, graphs, charts etc. Add a small graphic to complement the narrative of your paper. Make sure graphics are appropriate for the paper.

Proofread your paper and make essential changes. Remove any unnecessary words or sentences. Omit sentences that repeat a point already explained.

Following the above cited points can help you come up with an effective report that focus the reader’s attention.