- It may not seem like it when you're hunched over your laptop at 2:00am, but writing essays and reports can teach you vital skills that will come in useful in later life.
- At this moment, you may not know what you want to do in terms of a career, but it is still (unfortunately) very likely you will have to use report writing skills in a future job.
- It is always important to plan a report before you write it. Whether it's a book analysis or an evaluation of an historical moment, you need to structure the report and carry out research.
- This will inevitably help you with all the work that you will encounter in the future. In addition, when you begin your career you will be able to take the skills you have learned and apply structure to your working life to make it more manageable and less stressful!
Communicating Your Ideas
- The majority of reports will require you to implement your own observations and interpretations. Writing a report will help you to showcase and communicate your ideas, and express how you have engaged with the subject matter. This process will help you to deliver your ideas in a formal and coherent manner which will inevitably benefit you in later life.
- For a well-written report, you should include a solid summary of what the report is about and why you've written it (and not just because your teacher told you to!). The summary, if possible, should also be written in chronological order, and should let the reader know what to expect from the report itself.
Correct Spelling And Grammar
- The validity of a report will always be questioned if there are errors within it. Before you submit it, make sure that you have thoroughly checked your report for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Take advantage of word processor tools like spell-checker, and print out your report to read it over (sometimes it's easier to notice errors this way). You can even ask other people to proof read it for you - sometimes, when you've been looking at something for so long, you stop noticing the errors!