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Writing a Good Report
It's report time

Steve, an A level student, has been given an assignment by his tutor.

The brief says: Investigate the quality of the college’s local environment.

Use an appropriate format to present your written work and supporting evidence.

key pointHe has a closer look at the brief and jots down his three main tasks.

  • Research the topic
  • Collect and analyse evidence
  • Present his work in the correct format

To make a start, Steve's tutor has given him a list of articles to read. So he takes time out to visit the local library.

He finds the articles on the list and reads through them, noting key points as he goes along.

Steve finds a number of factors that can affect the local environment, which will require further research.

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Here are some of Steve’s key points.

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Steve needs to find out more. Go to the next screen to see what he does next.


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