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10/22/2018
Writing a report is an assignment that you'll have to complete a few times during your academic life. To write a great one, follow the tips in this post by The Tutoring Center, Frisco TX.

How to Write a Report

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Choose a Topic

The first step may seem simple, but it's actually crucial, as it's the base upon which you will complete your assignment. That is, to choose a topic to write the report on. In some cases, the teacher will give you a topic to write on (for example, you may be required to write a report on a book you just read). However, if you have some freedom to choose, guarantee that you make the right decision. Search for a topic that actually interests you, that you're eager to learn more about, and that will allow you to meet the requirements of the assignment. This will make it far easier for you to be motivated to do a good job.

Research the Topic Thoroughly

Once you have the right topic for your written report, you will need to research said topic extensively. Remember that the more you learn about it, the more well-rounded your paper will be. To that end, it is recommended that you use the tools that are available to you. For example, you can search the Internet for information. You can also take a more old-fashioned route and go to your library to check out books on the subject. In any case, it's extremely important that you learn to organize the information as you start finding it. Divide it up into categories so you don't lose any pieces that may come in handy later on. It's also suggested that you have a critical eye to discern the reputable, trustworthy sources from those that aren't.

Create an Outline

As mentioned in the previous entry, you should organize the information you gather during your research. Doing so will help make this next step easier, which is creating an outline to further organize the information you have. To create an outline, start taking down notes of all of the main ideas you have for the report you want to write. Then, prioritize them, move them around, arrange them, and more. After that, start adding secondary ideas to support your main ones. Once again, put them in a logical order. You can also eliminate a few of them as you see necessary. The main purpose of this is to help your book report take shape. This will give you a clearer direction to go in. More so than that, creating an outline will reduce the intimidation and stress you may feel from having to stare at a blank piece of paper.

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Start Writing the Report

Now, it's time to actually write the report you have. This should be a lot easier since you already know what you want to say and you have the information to say it accurately. Basically, you just have to fill in the gaps you left in the outline you created for the report. Of course, to do a good job, you will need to employ effective writing practices: take care of your grammar, watch out for the spelling, adhere to the form that's requested, make use of your vocabulary, and more. You should also avoid tired cliches, so you can challenge your brain and force it to explore new areas. And while you're writing, remember to cite correctly to avoid problems due to plagiarism.

Proofread It Thoroughly

As a last but very crucial tip, be sure to always, always, proofread the work you've done. This is your chance to find out any mistakes that you can correct, as well as improve on a few different areas (e.g. finding a better way to formulate a statement). This could take your report from 'good' to 'great', so don't neglect it. To that end, try your best to be thorough, so you leave no stone left unturned. Ultimately, this will give you a more well-written and interesting final product, which is sure to earn you a good grade.

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