Written reports are a common form of assessment at university. Learning the principles of good report writing will help you to communicate well in whichever career you choose.
Reports are formally structured but the styles vary between disciplines - and even within the same subject. This section provides some general guidelines to help you understand the purpose of report writing:
- Understanding the brief
- Structuring a report
- Planning a report
- Using graphs, diagrams and images
- Showing critical analysis in a report
- Writing style for reports
Here are some links to websites you might find useful
Engage in Research is a very detailed interactive skills resource for bioscience students.
As reports vary between disciplines, check the requirements for reports in your school before following the advice on any of these sites.