Useful tips.
How to write a report
Useful tips

Are you writing a report? Pay attention to these tips.
  1. Plan your report.
  2. Make sure you have at least 4 paragraphs.
  3. Every paragraph should have a heading which explains what the paragraph is about.
  4. Your first paragraph heading will be INTRODUCTION and your last, CONCLUSIOn
  5. Put SUBJECT: on the next line. Choose a heading that describes clearly what the report is about.
  6. You do not need to put the date but you can if you want to.
  7. Use formal language.
  8. Use passive voice.
  9. Do not use contractions.
  10. Try to make recommendations in the final paragraph.
  11. Revise your report and correct mistake.
Paragraph 1
  1. Say why you are writing the report.
The aim / purpose of this report is to recommend / review / examine …
This involves investigating...
As requested I have…

Paragraph 2
  1. Describe the first option.
The first option is / has / would be…
  1. Evaluate the option.
This may be a good choice for … because…
On the other hand, it has some advantages.

Paragraph 3
  1. Describe the second option.
An alternative possibility is …
  1. Evaluate this option.
This option has several advantages.
However, there may be some reservations about…

Paragraph 4
  1. Summarise your arguments.
In conclusion, …
As can be seen from this report,…

  1. Recommend one of the options / refer to future action.
For these reasons, I feel that the best option is …
I am sure if we introduce these changes, we will have a positive effect on our environment.
I would like to recommend…
I therefore suggest…
I believe we should recommend…