What is Report Writing?
Reports are documents that both give a reader information and ask the reader to do something with that information. Reports can be used to suggest new ideas and options; to ask people to accept a point of view; to influence rt decisions; to ask people to make choices between alternative recommendations.
How to write a report
Therefore a well — structured and well — written report can be a very influential document.
One of the key issues is to carefully provide signposts for the reader to through-out the report. Use headings, subheadings, bullet points (but remember to use Full sentences rather than notes here), and new paragraphs for new topics.
A report may be called a factual description or an account of an event or incident or an investigation of an issue or a problem. It may also be an objective analysis or evaluation of something.
A report meant for a school magazine usually is a brief account of an activity or function held in a school. Just like an article, it has a heading, the name of the reporter, and details of the event.
Tips for Report Writing Format
Here is a list of valuable points that should be included in a report
- Name, Nature of event
- An account of what happened e.g., dance recital, prize distribution, etc.
- Date, time 4- place
- Vote of Thanks
- Chief Guest/Guest(s) of Honour
- A comment on the quality of the programme
- The main point of the Chief Guest’s message
- The writer’s contribution or participation
- Only relevant details should be included
- Generally, Simple Past or Past Passive Tense is used
- It Must haVe a well ‘Headline’ and By-line.
- You should Maintain fluency throughout the draft.