report: how do you report your findings?
of results of one's study project might be very difficult
task for the first time. Writing a good project report is
not, however, primarily a matter of creativity or competence.
There are certain guidelines that may help practically anyone
to produce a good report if appropriately supported.
reporting results it might be very helpful to rely on the
enclosed general structure of project report. This structure
helps to organise results of research process in a meaningful
way as well as creates a basis for effectively communicating
the results to the your readers.
This framework of writing a project report is designed to
help your to construct a successful report of your study project.
It may help you to organise your project reports in many different
are the parts in a project report:
In the beginning of your report you have to introduce the
topic your have been studying to your reader. You must take
into consideration that the reader might not be familiar with
your topic or might not know why it is important to you. Therefore
your first task is the tell what you have been studying and
why are you so interested in it What am I studying?
is purpose of my study?
In the introduction of you report you should tell to your
reader what is the problem you have been studying. Try to
explain what was the problem or question you wondered.
is the problem I am trying to solve?
the problem so important?
It might be useful to tell what you already know about the
problem when you started your project (e.g., "I knew
that dolphins are not fishes, but I wanted to know more about
how come they can stay under water for so long time")
do I already know about the problem?
was I expecting to find about the problem?
do I wonder?
Tell to you reader what did you find out by using your own
words. What did I find out?
do information sources say about the problem?
Use both text and graphics (pictures) to illustrate results
of you investigation.
How did you manage to solve your problems? Did you succeed
to deeper into the topic finding several information sources?
What kinds of new problems or questions emerged?
information sources answer to these new problems?
In discussion your task is to explain to your reader what
did you learn to know or understand because of your project.
do I understand now that I did not understand in the beginning?
things are still difficult to understand?
questions I was unable to find answers to? What remains unanswered?
Tell to your reader about information sources used in your
What did you learn in the course of your work?
We learned a lot about nuclear power and what to do
when one hears a nuclear warning and nuclear alert.
We got to know the grounds for both opposing and favoring
nuclear power and to form some kind of personal idea
of our own views.