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Title: Writing Technical Report: Detailed Guide


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WRITING TECHNICAL REPORT DETAILED GUIDE
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WHAT IS A TECHNICAL REPORT?
  • A technical report is a formal paper that
    presents the process, progress, and results of
    technical research in an understandable format.
    It can contribute solutions to some technical
    problems, analyze equipment or procedures,
    develop tools, etc. Professional technical report
    involves deep experimental details, data, and
    findings.

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BASIC STRUCTURE OF A TECHNICAL REPORT
  • Title page Abstract Introduction The
    body Conclusions Acknowledgements
    References Appendices

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TITLE PAGE
  • It usually includes technical report title
    author name and affiliation the course name and
    number, the department, and university the date
    of submission.

Remember the paper title should be as short as
possible and should stick in people's minds!
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ABSTRACT
  • No longer than half a page description of the
    report that involves all the key features, its
    main purpose, and most significant results. In
    the abstract, you define the problem, your
    approach, possible solution and the main papers
    contributions.

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  • Dont start your abstract with weak and boring
    phrase This paper ....
  • Do not use technical jargon, abbreviations, or
    acronyms.
  • Readers must be able to catch the main point of
    the whole engineering technical report by reading
    the abstract.

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  • An abstract should be informative and
    understandable without figures, references or
    citations. Do not vaguely define what you want to
    do. It is not an introduction, it is summarizing!

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INTRODUCTION
  • In this part of technical report writing you must
    present readers the following information
  • Define the problem Motivation (why is it
    interesting and important?) Objectives and
    goals (what are you trying to achieve?)
    Background explain why previous approaches fail
    and how your solution differs

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  • Define the focus of your analysis Describe
    the key features of your approach and results
    If there are any constraints youve face, also
    include them Familiarize the reader with your
    reports organization. If its too complicated,
    youre welcome to use technical writing service

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THE BODY OF THE REPORT
  • In that part, you should present the
    information from your research logically under
    appropriate headings describe interesting and
    important phenomena highlight the originality
    of your research

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  • answer these questions what problems did you
    face, what solutions did you offer, and what are
    the outcomes of these solutions make clear your
    experimental procedures use figures and
    tables do not tire the reader with lengthy
    descriptions of routine technical concerns.
  • If there are any troubles, you always can use
    professional help from report writing service.

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CONCLUSIONS
  • It should be a strong, effective and brief
    summing up of the essential features of your
    research including whether you have achieved
    your main goal the main findings with specific
    quantitative information focus on the most
    important outcomes of your research and their
    significance. Wherever its needed, ask for
    report writing help from your tutors or
    professional service.

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REFERENCES
  • Create an accurate list of references cited in
    the report. First, you give a credit to the
    original author. Second, your readers can find
    useful related works. Third, references identify
    the background of your investigation. Try to list
    and number references by alphabetical order of
    author name.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  • Do not forget to include everyone who contributed
    in your work to not hurt anyones feelings. Help
    with report writing must be rewarded.

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FIGURES AND TABLES
  • They present information and data in an
    easy-to-understand-way. Integrate them into the
    main body. Proper examples you can find in this
    Google book.

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APPENDICES
  • If you have too detailed materials (raw data or
    comprehensive drawings), include them in
    appendices. Each appendix has its own number or
    letter and title as well. It also must be
    referred to by number at the needed point in the
    body. Appendices usually include diagrams,
    extensive calculations, lab sheets, lengthy
    computer programs, etc. They should look nice
    classify and organize them!

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OTHER TIPS
  • Writing technical report demands not just
    reporting your data, but explaining and analyzing
    it Point out the significance and limitations
    of your research Be specific Technical
    writers usually use a spelling checker on your
    final report

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  • Dont generalize Dont make statements you
    cannot prove Use technical terminology when
    they are appropriate Make your technical report
    writing clear. Do not use too lengthy sentences
    which are hardly understandable for an average
    reader

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  • Proper grammar and punctuation are not even
    discussed Cite relevant sources Dont overuse
    bold, italics and underlining. Keep graphs and
    tables simple. Make sure they can back up your
    statements Proofread, proofread, proofread! Be
    a smart technical report writer.

More tips you will find in this Google book!
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  • Still need help with technical report?
  • Visit
  • www.technicalreport.net
  • and be successful!
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