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G009: A guide to writing reports

Author(s): Reed, Brian (ed)  |  Shaw, Rod (ill)  |  Fisher, Julie (ed)

Publisher: WEDC
Place of publication: Loughborough University, UK
Year: 2013

Series: WEDC Guide 9
Collection(s): WEDC Bookshop

Price: £6.50
ISBN: 9781843801498


There are numerous different formats and styles of writing, from an informal letter or e-mail, to a formal government report. Each has its own purpose – to communicate to the intended audience. A good report could be defined as an effective one, that is, one that produces its intended results. If the author relates directly to the objectives by writing a well-structured document in clear language, it is more likely to gain attention and be effective. An effective report gives the writer, and the organization, a professional image, makes a good impression, and persuades others to take the work seriously.

Report writing