Presentation on theme: "W ORD R EPORTS & WORKS C ITED. R EPORTS A report is a clearly structured document that presents information about an investigation that you have undertaken."— Presentation transcript:
R EPORTS A report is a clearly structured document that presents information about an investigation that you have undertaken. A report can be more than just a research paper. A report can be a chronological, factual account of something that generally answers the questions of who what when where how why Instructors assign research papers so that students have the opportunity to independently learn gain practice in the process of researching so that they will know how to find and present information
R EPORT S TYLES Popular report styles include APA MLA Report styles define the rules for creating or writing the paper and citing or crediting sources Each style of report have rules but requirements are ultimately up to the teacher
PARTS OF A REPORT Reports generally have five main parts The title page contains the title of the report, the name of the authors and the date it was written The introduction tells why the report was written and explains how the writers got their information. The main section or body includes all the information that was gathered. This should be set out in separate sections. Each section should deal with only one topic. The conclusion or summary section reminds people briefly about the sections of the report. It gives the conclusions about what was investigated. It also lists any recommendations on action that should be taken. The bibliography or works cited is an organized list of sources or information used in a written document.
F ORMATTING The cover page of the report is Vertically and Horizontally centered on the page and there are approximately 25 spaces between the tile and your name. The title page should include the Title Name Teacher Name Class name & Period Date If no cover page is required add Your name Teachers name Class Name & Period Date Information Should be double spaced and appear at the top of the first page of the report
F ORMATTING The body of a report is double spaced Long quotations and lists are single spaced indented.05 in on the left and right A bibliography or works cited is double spaced and has a hanging indent
F ORMATTING The steps to add sources that will be used to created a work cited page or in-text citations Reference Tab Citations & Bibliography group Insert Citation Add Sources The steps to generate a works cited or bibliography Reference tab Citations & bibliography group Bibliography Insert bibliography
E VALUATING S OURCES Authority Does a reputable person, group, institution support the source Is the information presented without bias Is the author credentials listed and verifiable Currency Is the information up-to-date Are dates of sources listed What is the last dated revised or updated Accuracy Is the information free of errors Is it verifiable Are the sources clearly identified Bias Is a one-sided perspective Is unable to be objective
PAGE NUMBERING, BULLETS, AND NUMBERING Use the page number button on the Insert tab to add pages numbers to your document Numbered list are used when items appear sequentially. Bulleted lists are used when the order of items does not need to be emphasized. Number and bulleted lists should be single spaced
INDENTS An indent is the space you insert between the text and a document’s margins Indenting text: Ruler bar Buttons Paragraph dialog box The path to set indents Home Tab > Paragraph Group> More button > Indentation A
INDENTS Describe each kind of indent First line indent – Indents the first line only Right indent – indents information from the right margin Left indent – indents information from the left margin Hanging indent – all lines indented from the left except the first line Long quotations Left and Right indent Bibliographies Hanging
A CKNOWLEDGEMENTS Acknowledge all sources Do not plagiarize When you summarize, paraphrase or rewrite information in your own words you must acknowledge the source Give credit where credit is due!
GOOD THINS TO KNOW List the ways to spell check a document Review Tab > Proofing Group > Spell Check Shift + F7 Spell check will not always find the grammar and spelling errors? Insert a new page in a document by pressing Ctrl + Enter Insert Tab > Pages Group > Page Break
U SEFUL RIBBONS Insert Tab A. Headers & Footers B. Insert Page Number C. Insert current date & time AB C
U SEFUL R IBBONS Reference Tab A. Footnotes group B. Citations & Bibliography group C. Citation Styles D. Adding Source/Reference Information E. Built-in Bibliography/Works Cited A B C E D
U SEFUL RIBBONS Page Layout Tab A. Margins B. Insert Page Breaks C. Page Border D. Left & Right Indentation B C D A