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Lily Granville TAFE 2010
2.2 Reports and essays—what’s the difference?
A ReportAn Essay Presents informationPresents an argument Is meant to be scanned quickly by the readerIs meant to be read carefully Uses numbered headings and sub-headingsUses minimal sub-headings, if any. May not need references and bibliography/reference listAlways needs references and bibliography/reference list Uses short, concise paragraphs and dot-points where applicable Links ideas into cohesive paragraphs, rather than breaking them down into a list of dot-points Uses graphics wherever possible (tables, graphs, illustrations)Rarely uses graphics May need an abstract (sometimes called an executive summary) Will only need an abstract if it is very long, or if your lecturer asks for one specifically May be followed by recommendations and/or appendicesSeldom has recommendations or appendices
What to include?
Obesity In your introduction, for instance, you may write:
3.3 Solutions or recommendations (if appropriate)