Use of headings and subheadings.Follows Owl Purdue organization. Pages numbered (APA)
The organization of individual paragraphs.
Report was edited by one member of the group to create a unified voice.
Report and findings are to be written in 3rd person passive. (NO PERSONAL PRONOUNS - EXCEPTION "IT")
Figures allow audience to navigate and support written documentation.
Includes photos and drawings
The title of the report should indicate exactly what the report is about. The reader should know not only the general topic, but also the specific aspect of the topic addressed in the report.
The Summary provides a brief overview of the substance of the report. It is considered a stand-alone document, equating to what you would find in a website search.
The Contents page sets out the sections and subsections of the report and their corresponding page numbers.
If abbreviations are utilized in the report, provide an alphabetical list of their definitions.
The List of Figures allows readers to quickly and easily navigate to those pages containing charts and images that are of interest to them.
The Introduction tells the audience what the report is about. It sets the project in its wider context, and provides the background information the audience needs to understand the report.
The Introduction includes the following elements:
• introduces the topic of the report in context
• explains the problem and/or motivation for the project
• states the aim/s of the project
• indicates the purpose of the report
• briefly outlines the report structure (not nec
Summarizes and evaluates the literature that you used in study. How has literature contributed to your research?
Provides a clear identification of the key dependent (or performance) variables, your quantitative objectives or goals for these variables, and most importantly, the identification of the key independent design variables and their relationship to the dependent (performance) variables.
Describes all elemental components and sub- assemblies completely, their dimensions, materials used, any out of the ordinary assembly processing or finishing needed to meet your design objectives.
This section is written that the audience could fabricate a prototype in your absence, using this design specification.
• Clarifies how your design fits the design criteria or relevant theory.
• Provides visual representations such as sketches, diagrams and photographs to supplement your description.
• Acknowledges and explain any limitations and compromises that have affected your design.
Results visually and textually represent research findings.
Summarizes the key points of your discussion, the essential features of your design, or the significant outcomes of your investigation.