There is no special way to format a report. However, a standard report generally includes the title section, introduction, body and summary. Also included are a conclusion, recommendations and appendicesContinue Reading
Keep the title section short. Put necessary information such as author and preparation date on the cover. A longer report can include a table of contents and term definitions. The introduction goes on the first page and should explain the problem and the reason for the report. Term definitions not in the title section can go here, as well as arrangement details.
The body is the main section and is arranged into several subtitled sections that range from most to least important. This is the only section that can include industry jargon. A “Discussion” section at the end can cover the significance of your findings. The conclusion like the summary needs to be clear because most people read these sections.
Keep recommendations simple and prioritized. Put technical details that support your conclusions in the appendices. The summary comes last and includes all relevant conclusions and recommendations.
Overall, format in a way that makes it easy for readers to find what they're looking for. Use short sentences and simple English. Use an active voice to save words, to make writing flow easily and to emphasize who or what is behind the issue being addressed.Learn more about Business Communications