Writting news paper reports

 

What is a Report

A communication from a person who has information to a person who wants to use the information

 

TYPES OF REPORTS

  • Informative / Factual
  • Persuasive
  • Recommendations
  • Survey Report
  • Statutory reports
  • Non Statutory reports

 

How to collect data for a report

 

  • Personal observations
  • Reading journals & statistical data
  • Writing letters & obtaining replies
  • Interviewing people
  • Issuing questionnaires

 

CONTENTS OF A REPORT

 

  • Title page
  • Table of contents
  • Synopsis or summary
  • The Authority
  • Terms of reference
  • Procedure
  • Findings & conclusions
  • Recommendations
  • Acknowledgements & thanks
  • Appendixes

 

Report Writing Process

 

  • Analyze the subject matter
  • Assess the final outcome
  • Rewrite and polish the rough draft
  • Prepare the final bibliography
  • Write the final draft

 

 

 

 

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