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In business, the information provided in reports needs to be easy to find, and written in such a way that the client

can understand it. This is one reason why reports are divided into sections clearly labelled with headings and sub-headings. Technical information which would clutter the body of the report is placed in the appendix. The structure of a report and the purpose and contents of each section is shown below. TITLE PAGE report title your name submission date

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY overview of subject matter methods of analysis findings recommendations TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION BODY list of numbered sections in report and their page numbers terms of reference outline of reports structure Headings and sub-headings which reflect the contents of each section. Includes information on method of data collection (if applicable), the findings of the report and discussion of findings in light of theory states the major inferences that can be drawn from the discussion makes recommendations list of reference material consulted during research for report information that supports your analysis but is not essential to its explanation