TERM PROJECT REPORT FORMAT
The length of the report should be 10-30 pages. The body of the project should be written with Times new roman font and 1.5 line spacing. Make the text fully-justified (where the letters are aligned on both the left and right) Leave one line between the paragraphs. Use standard formal level of English.
The following shows the pattern that should be used for the term report:
Table of contents
Detailed Section Information
The following information explains the purpose and suggested content of each of the term report sections. Include only sections and content that are appropriate for your topic.
Purpose: Provides a binding for the report, identifies the topic and owner of the report.
Content: • title of the report
• name of student
• date report submitted
Purpose: Identifies the topic and ownership of the report.
Content: • report title (clearly identifies the subject of the report)
• name of the addressee or recipient, the University, faculty and department
• name of student, student ID
• date, place
Table of Contents
Purpose: Identifies contents and organization of document.
Content: • section headings
• page numbers
Purpose: Introduces the subject of the report to the reader. Remember that the reader may be from a different branch of the discipline, and will require some orientation to the subject of your report.
Content: Subject and purpose of the report: states briefly why the report is being written and what the report is intended to achieve.
• scope: describes how broad or how limited the treatment of the subject will be
• plan of development: outlines which areas will be covered
• thesis of the report: the general conclusion and/or the general recommendation
Purpose: The methods section details precisely how the study was conducted, how the data were collected, classified and analyzed.. Thus, the Methods section should be comprehensive, while avoiding irrelevant detail.
Content: Should be complete and precise detailing the preparation of solutions, and your step-by-step procedure.
Purpose:Presents facts, arguments, details, data, test results, etc. necessary to the purpose of the report.
Content: This section contains the main part of the report. All evidence must be developed in an organized, logical and orderly manner. The interpretation of all the ratios should be written by making time series as well as cross sectional analysis. You may also classify the ratios like liquidity, activity etc. All information must be relevant. This section should contain pertinent figures, tables, footnotes, and references to material in appendices. Any additional supporting information should be placed in an appendix but referenced in the discussion.
Purpose: States briefly the major inferences that can be drawn from the discussion.
Content: • must be based on information presented in the discussion • each conclusion should be presented as a separate paragraph, with paragraphs numbered in sequence for easy reference • never suggest or recommend future action
Purpose: Acknowledge use of material from printed sources in the preparation of your report. Indicate exact source of all quotations and/or results of previous work.
• author's name, title of book, year published, publisher's name, city, ISBN number, page number
• bibliographic entries are listed alphabetically by the name of the author or by the first major work of the title Example: Vetterli, C. "Work term report Guidelines", Co-op Journal, Vol. 1 No. 1, August 1992.
Purpose: Include data that is not necessary to an immediate understanding of the discussion.
Content: • appendices can contain program listings, drawings, technical specifications, or other detailed explanations of some aspects of your report