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Basics of Report Writing

Checklist for a successful report

Use the following checks to ensure that  you have written an effective report.

  • Does it answer the research question?
  • Is it clearly written with sections having headings and sub headings?
  • Is the content placed in appropriate sections?
  • Does the abstract include the key points to generate interest in readers?
  • Does the introduction explain clearly the topic, focus and purpose?
  • Have you explained your analysis and interpretations of the findings?
  • Does the recommendations offer solutions to the problem studied?
  • Have  you  cited relevant  sources?
  • Does in-text citations have and entry in the reference list?
  • Are the images, graphs and tables explained, labelled?
  • Has it been proof-read to avoid mistakes?


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