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Writing Project Reports Developed for Kappa Omicron Nu Web Delivery by Susan S. Stratton, MEd
The Structure of Your Report 4 Project Objective (Thesis Statement) 4 Project Adviser 4 Background Information on the Issue or Problem Explored 4 Basic Assumptions About this Project 4 Hypothesis 4 Scope of Project 4 Limitations of the Project 4 General Procedures Used 4 Results of the Project 4 Summary
Report Writing Tips 4 Keep the report organized Outline the flow in a logical order Use sub-headings to guide the reader 4 Draw pictures to make your point Use tables, charts and figures to illustrate and simplify content 4 Keep it simple Use simple words Use non-sexist language Avoid jargon Use short sentences Write short paragraphs Use consistent writing and formatting style
Grammatical Style Tips 4 Avoid Common Mistakes Its (possessive of it) v Its (it is) Use v utilize They refers to more than one person, not a single individual Avoid very and similar modifiers (adverbs) Avoid ending a sentence with a preposition, i.e. to, of, for Use consistent verb tense Use active voice rather than passive voice.
Formatting 4 Use simple title pages and fonts 4 Use a typeface with serifs 4 Use 12 pt font 4 Double-space the report 4 Number the pages and identify your work in the header 4 Citations must be referenced in standard form