Technical Report Structure 2

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Technical Report Structure Using the SIDCRA formula Developing research questions Referencing your sources
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2 Get Organized! 1. Don’t simply start writing without thinking about the structure. 2. Use the following format/structure, which works for almost any report. 3. Conduct your research and write with this structure in mind to ensure that your material is relevant, and simplify the editing process. 4. Plan research around specific questions you want to answer, including the governing question.
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3 The SIDCRA Model SIDCRA stands for: o S ummary o I ntroduction o D iscussion o C onclusion o R ecommendations References o A ppendix /A ppendices
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4 Summary The most important part of your project. Written LAST . Single page version of your report that includes the o background of the report (1 sentence) o aims and scope of the report (1-2 sentences) o research process (1 sentence) o conclusions o recommendations Summary begins with a two- or three-sentence paragraph detailing the Recommendations, based on the Conclusions.
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5 Table of Contents Identifies o main sections of the report o subheadings in the Discussion section o number, title and placement of your Figures and Appendices (visual representations of data). Locates specific topics to read selectively. Includes high-information headings and subheadings from your report. o Avoid generic, vague headings and subheadings
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6 Introduction Written first. Subject of the report, including (in detail)
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