Presentation on theme: "Your Project Report is a record of how the problem was solved It provides guidance to your company to implement what you have done It is one of the assessment."— Presentation transcript:
Your Project Report is a record of how the problem was solved It provides guidance to your company to implement what you have done It is one of the assessment criteria for your project - and the most important Who is the Target Audience? EESW Assessor panel Client Company (Chief Executive, Engineers, Production Management, Finance Department..) Project Reports - Purpose
Professional appearance – format and style Easy to read Concise sentences Short paragraphs No waffle or jargon Attract the reader Title and abstract draw the reader in Use of photographs and diagrams Reports should be between 30 - 40 pages and include references, appendices, graphs, tables, photographs and any other supporting information. What makes a good report?
The format of your report is outlined on page 5 of your EESW Handbook 1. Title Page 2. Contents Page 3. Abstract/Executive Summary 4. Introduction 5. Analysis 6. Procedure 7. Design Development 8. Results, discussion and evaluation 9. Conclusion 10. Recommendations 11. Appendices 12. References 13. Acknowledgements The Report Structure
2. Contents Page Should list all sections and page numbers Easy to find certain sections of report 1. Title Page School name Company name Project title Team member names Contact teacher Company engineer Date of report
4. Introduction Brief profile of school and company Student profiles Design brief details, including any company specific requirements Any background information required Any acronyms used in report 3. Abstract/Executive Summary Should provide reader with an exciting overview of the project Concise and to the point Should give an overall understanding of what the report aims to achieve No more than one page
These sections should address the following: Assessing the project brief Time management and planning Gathering and analysing information Identifying the issues and specific requirements All potential ideas and solutions Selection criteria for the final solution Success of prototype/model Testing/evaluation of the final solution Any refinements required to work Cost/benefit analysis (What are the development and implementation costs? Pay back period?) 5. Analysis, 6. Procedure, 7. Design Development and 8. Results, discussion and evaluation
10. Recommendations What should the Company do now? Further development required Should it go into production? Develop the relevant operating systems? Resolve any safety / environmental / training issues Implementation programme Wider scope for implementation? Commercial exploitation? 9. Conclusion Confirm the solution of the problem Confirm the level of benefit achieved Highlight the strengths of the solution Note actions required to remedy any weaknesses
12. References When doing research, note the reference - it is difficult to remember later. Usual format: CARRIE, Allan: Simulation of Manufacturing Systems, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 1988. ISBN 0 471 915 74 2. 13. Acknowledgements Thank any parties involved: E.g. Company, engineer, teacher, school, EESW, university/colleges 11. Appendices The use of Appendices should be considered early on in planning the report To keep the body of the report short and interesting Detailed results and tables of statistical information clutter up reports and make them difficult to read Include evidence of research, contacts, development, calculation, etc.
Writing the report WHO - allocate team and individual tasks WHEN - Start now HOW - Word process TAKE CARE - Accuracy, grammar, spelling (use spell check!), photographs, diagrams. Remember to show a draft of your report to your link company – they may be able to give you some suggestions! Include illustrations Photographs, diagrams, charts, tables Help to show complex information Label graphics - logical order Keep any mind maps, photos, research and include them in appendices!
North Wales - 7 th March 2014 South Wales - 14 th March 2014 You should submit: A printed copy of your report A CD containing: Your report All team members completed CREST Profile forms A CREST Teacher submission form You must submit individual forms to be eligible for a CREST Gold Award! Report Deadline Date!!
Presentation Logical sequence Introduce the project, your ideas and final solution Explain individual roles Whole team should deliver Enthusiasm - Flaunt it! Rehearse! Feedback – Prepare for any possible questions! Display stand: Display prototype/models Prepare large display material! (Stand size 3m x 1m) Bring a copy of your report! Use an OHP/laptop/tv screen? Use computer graphics? Hand-outs? Clear visual aids Company/school logos & banners Remember to bring velcro, blu-tac, scissors and sellotape! Team Presentation and display at Awards Day North Wales – Monday 24th March 2014 South Wales – Monday 7 th April 2014