IBS Standards for Report Writing and Re

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1. Report Writing Check List

The written report should have the following sections, each starting on a new page:

Title page (mandatory)

Title of assignment
Unit number and name
Student’s name
Date of submission
Submission or Resubmission
Name of assessor

Table of contents (mandatory)

Use page numbers
Title page, table of contents page and appendices do not need page numbers.

Introduction (mandatory)

The introduction describes the background, purpose and scope of the assignment; it explains why the report was produced.

Body of the report / Methodology (mandatory)

The body of the report contains data, discussion and analysis.
The information is presented in a logical sequence.
Paragraphing is used to separate and develop ideas.
Headings and subheadings are used to identify each section and subsection.
The body of a report often contains tables and figures.
Bullet points can be used where appropriate.
The body of the report is a discussion or description of the material, judgements about the material are discussed in the conclusions section of the report.

Conclusions (mandatory)

The conclusion summarises the major points or findings of the assignment.
It contains no new information.
It should indicate if the purpose of the report was fulfilled, what type of data was used and what conclusions were reached.

Recommendations (optional)

Depending on the assignment there could be a recommendations section in the report.
This section should contain suggestions for a specific course of action based on the findings of the report.
The recommendations should be based on the conclusions drawn from the report.

References (mandatory)

List all the material used in preparation of the report in alphabetic order.
Check the Harvard System of Referencing: A Basic Guide on the following page for more information.

Appendices (optional)

Appendices generally contain material that is relevant to the report but not suitable for the body of the report.
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References: Adam, D.J., 1984. Stakeholder analysis. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Adam, D.J., 2003. Stakeholder analysis today. Royal Journal of Management, 42(7), pp.34-66. Brown,G. White, G. and Redding.G., 1984. Modern management.[e-book] London: Redfern Press. Available through: Anglia Ruskin University Library <http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk> [Accessed 9 July 2011]

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