A report can be either submitted as a long or a short report. Irrespective of being a long or a short report, they intend to present comprehensive information on a topic.
A report generally aims to inform but it can also aim to persuade. Generally, reports should be written clearly and succinctly, with evidence to support. They are also written formally and are based on research to support a conclusion.
A report can be delivered in the following ways during the COVID-19 situation as an alternative to a paper-based final examination:
A report is type of communication that is used in many professions and disciplines. For example, there are business reports, laboratory reports, legal reports, technical design reports.
A report is a useful task when students are required to research, describe, problem solve, interpret, analyse, evaluate, communicate, synthesize and integrate.
The Division of Student Services at Charles Sturt Division of Student services provides a report writing checklist for students.
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