What are the features?
Criteria for report writing
To write a good report follow the rules in
this Powerpoint and keep checking your
work to see you have remembered
Make sure your opening sentence or
paragraph lets the reader know what
your report is going to be about.
Avoid saying, ‘My report is going to be
about….’, or ‘I am writing a report
Notes for the report
Organise your notes into main ideas and
write a paragraph for each main idea.
It is a good idea to use sub-headings for
each new part of your subject.
It also helps you to remember to use
Questions are a good way of making
your reader think.
Make sure you put your ideas in a logical
Don’t move backwards and forwards
from one idea to another.
Language to use
Use formal and impersonal language.
You will need to be business-like.
Talk about ‘people’ and ‘they’. Try not to
use personal pronouns, such as I or me.
Stick to the facts!
Try to use some descriptive phrases to
add interest to your report.
How to end the report!
Your last/closing paragraph should sum
up your report and may recap key points.