Final Report Guidelines

You can find the guidelines here!

But here’s a C&P of them.

Every report must include

Title or cover page

Table of contents

Should include lists of figures and tables if applicable


Note: You will likely want more specific subheadings in each area

  • Introduction: Briefly explain the issue you are examining.
  • Background: What is the relevant history of this topic?
  • Methods: your method is library research, and you are working mostly with secondary sources. Consider the methods your sources used in their research. Indicate what they are, and any limitations involved.
  • Findings: What did you learn?
  • Discussion of results: What is significant about what you learned?
  • Conclusions/Recommendations


Attachments or Appendices

Guidelines adapted from Diana Reep and the Purdue OWL

Discussion: What makes AV materials good?

What makes them good

  1. Short, meaningful information: it doesn’t have paragraphs of text that compete with the spoken presentation
  2. Something that the audience can relate to–something appealing
  3. Engages the audience
    Strong relationship between the presentation materials and the supporting AV: keeps the focus on the central message
    Reliability: help convey believability, doesn’t detract from content of presentation
    Strong relationship between form and function: the materials suit the topic and help to make it more accessible

What our guidelines are

    Using the tool as it was intended
    Manipulating tool to do what YOU want it to do, not what it tells you to do
    Facts: diagrams, charts, data in appropriate (easily understood) formats
    Simplicity: ease of understanding–form and content match
    Sound, if appropriate
    Video, if appropriate
    Creativity–creates connection to the presentation