Written reports are a common form of assessment at university and learning the principles of good report writing (i.e. writing informatively for a specific audience and purpose) will help you to communicate well in whichever career you choose.
Reports are formally structured but what is needed for a report in one discipline is likely to be different from a report in another discipline. Also expectations can be different from one report to the next, even within the same subject. This section provides some general guidelines to help you understand the purpose of report writing:
Note: As reports vary between disciplines, check the requirements for reports in your department before following the advice on any of these sites.
Engage in Research is a very detailed interactive skills resource for bioscience students.