The following are the important tips used in creating a mind-blowing article for publication
A report simply means to do something again, to retell, recount something, an incident or event in details.
A good report gives an account of an event that was witnessed; of an investigation that was carried out; and of some work that has been done. Reports are quite formal and factual, except where you have to draw conclusions from stated facts. Reports are based on observations, research and investigations. A good report answer the basic questions, what? when? where? who? And how?
Types of reports
- Eye witness report: examples are robbery, accident, fire outbreak, riot, demonstration. This calls for a narrative writing.
- Work report: These are routine reports like the report on the progress of a building, the report on the proceedings of a meeting, a report on a school administration
- Investigation report: These involves reports of investigations carried out together with the conclusions and the results arrived at the end as a result of the investigation.
A report comprises of the following:
- A catchy heading; usually underlined.
- It should include the main issues (who, what when, where and how) straight to the point.
- Use of proper linkers especially transitional expressions like however, furthermore, otherwise, indeed, besides, finally, and so on
- Should be in chronological order (one leads to another) to present your ideas.
- Your report should only important details without using big words which might bore your readers.
- State only the truth. Write in past tense.
- At the end of your report, give your full name, your official position and your address.
Ukamaka chioma Ibe PhD; Comprehensive English for Secondary School Students. Africana First publishers, 2004.