Writing Report: Sampling

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[ A Guide to Report Writing ] 

CONTENTS Page
1. 2 INTRODUCTION PREPARATION 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3 1 2

Introduction.......................................................................................................... 2 Purpose ............................................................................................................... 2 Planning .............................................................................................................. 2 Research ............................................................................................................. 2 3

CONTENTS OF A REPORT 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.10 3.11

Introduction.......................................................................................................... 3 Title Page ............................................................................................................ 3 Contents Page ..................................................................................................... 3 The Summary ...................................................................................................... 3 The Introduction................................................................................................... 3 The Main Body of the Text ................................................................................... 4 The Conclusion.................................................................................................... 5 References .......................................................................................................... 5 Appendices .......................................................................................................... 5 Word Limits ......................................................................................................... 5 Word/Page Guides .............................................................................................. 6 7

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STRUCTURE AND CLARITY 4.1 4.2 4.3

Introduction.......................................................................................................... 7 Structure: Unity and Sequence ............................................................................ 7 Clarity: the use of signposts ................................................................................. 8 10

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STYLE 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6

Introduction........................................................................................................ 10 Words and Sentences ....................................................................................... 10 Tense ................................................................................................................ 11 Use of Tables and Diagrams ............................................................................. 11 Presentation ...................................................................................................... 11 How to improve your style ................................................................................. 11 12

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DATA PRESENTATION 6.1 6.2 6.3

Introduction........................................................................................................ 12 Tables or Figures? ............................................................................................. 12 The Use of Tables and figures in Reports .......................................................... 12 14

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USE OF REFERENCES 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4

Introduction........................................................................................................ 15 Why Use References? ....................................................................................... 15 Citing References in the Text............................................................................. 15 Listing of References ......................................................................................... 16...
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