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TECHNICAL REPORT WRITING GUIDELINES
Prepared by LEAH M. AKINS and JEFFERSON H. AKINS for TECHNICAL/ENGINEERING STUDENTS
ABSTRACT This document specifies the recommended format to be used when submitting a formal technical report in a variety of disciplines and purposes. Also, this manual can be used as a guide to compose less formal reports, such as lab reports, that may consist of asubset of the items presented here. It is a useful general guide from which faculty can specify the particular requirements for reports in their courses.

Original Work: January 13, 2001 Current Revision: January 2009

 

DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE POUGHKEEPSIE,NEWYORK  

 

Table of Contents INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................................... 1  THE FORMAL TECHNICAL REPORT .......................................................................................................... 1  UNIVERSAL ASPECTS OF ALL REPORTS ............................................................................................... 1 REPORT FORMAT ................................................................................................................................ 2  TITLE PAGE ...................................................................................................................................... 2  ABSTRACT ....................................................................................................................................... 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS ...................................................................................................................... 2  INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................. 2 BACKGROUND THEORY .................................................................................................................. 3  DESIGN / THEORETICAL ANALYSIS .................................................................................................. 3  PROCEDURE .................................................................................................................................... 3 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION ............................................................................................................. 5  CONCLUSION .................................................................................................................................. 5  WORKS CITED ................................................................................................................................. 6 APPENDIX ....................................................................................................................................... 6  HOW A READER IN INDUSTRY PERUSES A TECHNICAL REPORT AND WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW  ......... 6  . CONCLUSION .......................................................................................................................................... 6 WORKS CITED ......................................................................................................................................... 7  Appendix A – Creating Works Cited Page and Citations within Report ................................................. 8  Citing an Article in a Periodical [1] ..................................................................................................... 8 Citing a Book [1] ................................................................................................................................. 8  Citing Full Text Databases Using APA Format [2] ............................................................................... 8  Citing World Wide Web Documents [2] ............................................................................................. 9 ...
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