Reports

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In today’s English class, we will be looking at Reports

 Reports

A report is an account that presents and/or summarizes the facts about a particular event, topic, or issue. 

The idea behind a report is that people who are unfamiliar with the subject can find everything they need to know from a good report. 

Reports make it easy to catch someone up to speed on a subject, but actually writing a report is anything but easy. So to help you understand what to do, the following points about the report should not be forgotten. 

When people talk about reports, what comes to your mind?

When people talk about reports, they are usually referring to official documents explaining the facts of a topic, typically written by an expert on the subject or someone assigned to investigate it. 

What kind of information is shared in reports? Although all facts are welcome, reports, in particular, tend to include these types of content: 

  • Details of an event or situation
  • The consequences or ongoing effect of an event or situation
  • Evaluation of  data 
  • Interpretations from the information in the report
  • Predictions or recommendations based on the information in the report
  • How the information relates to other events or reports

Reports are closely related to essay writing, although there are some clear differences. While they both rely on facts, essays add the personal opinions and arguments of the writers. 

Reports majorly stick only to the facts, although they may include some of the writer’s interpretation of these facts, most likely in the conclusion. 

Types of Reports

There are a few different types of reports, depending on the purpose and to whom you present your report. 

Here’s a quick list of the common types of reports:

  • Academic report: An academic report tests a student’s comprehension of the subject matter, such as book reports, reports on historical events, and biographies 

reports

  • Business reports: This type of report identifies information useful in business strategy, such as marketing reports, internal memos, and feasibility reports

business reports

  • Scientific reports: As the name suggests, you can already guess that this involves  research findings, such as research papers and case studies, typically in science journals

scientific writing

Reports can be further divided into categories based on how they are written. For example, a report could be formal or informal, short or long, and internal or external. 

In summary, though reports are closely related to essay writing, there are some clear differences. While they both rely on facts, essays add the personal opinions and arguments of the writers. 

 

Evaluation

Explain how a report is different from an essay. 

 

Reading Assignment

According to today’s class, there are three types of reports common in English, mentioning each of them. 

 

Weekend Assignment

Explain what each type of report is used for as learned in today’s class. 

 

We hope you enjoyed today’s class. In our next class, we will be learning about New Words And Meaning.

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