Types of reports can vary greatly; they can range from an experimental report to an environmental impact statement. There is however, a basic structure common to most reports, irrespective of their type.
In less than 200 words ... what was the problem, how was it investigated, what did you find out and what do your findings mean?
Table of Contents
A list of the major and minor sections of your report.
Set the scene; give some background information about the topic. State the aim/purpose of the investigation. Outline the body sections.
Organise the sections in a logical sequence: what you investigated, what you found, what interpretations and what judgements you made. Use short informative headings and subheadings.
What has been achieved and what is the significance of your findings and your discussion? Have your aims been successful or not?
What do you recommend as a course of action following your conclusion?
A list of all the sources you used.
Any information (graphs, charts, tables or other data) you used in your report but did not include in the body.