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INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS

Incident Report . . III. Be honest and objective. Add Background as a heading if information about events leading up to the incident would be helpful to your readers. How to Write an Incident Report: I. VI. Under Description. V. Use the Conclusion section to tell what was learned from the incident and how to prevent it from happening again. tell exactly what happened in chronological order. Begin with a brief summary of what happened. IV. Use the Outcome section to provide the observable incident result.it describes an unusual incident or occurrence. II.

VIII. Preview the report in your introduction. II. How to Write a Trip Report: I. V.Trip Report . Use bulleted lists for important events or knowledge gained. Cover the Reporter’s Questions as you write the report. IV. VI.Use active voice and first person to make the report sound natural.tell supervisors and co-workers what was gained from a business trip. . Decide whether your report needs Conclusions and/or Recommendations sections. Choose chronological order or order of importance. Include a heading for each section in the report body. VII. III. Report information your audience will find most useful.

acquiring new knowledge.reasoning from a particular observation to a general conclusion.reasoning form a general conclusion to a particular situation. . Scientific Method .body of techniques for investigating phenomena.Science Lab Report . .provides a general guide to writing reports about scientific research you’ve performed. Inductive Reasoning . or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. Deductive Reasoning .

Conclusion – includes a brief summary that tells how the test results. tells under whose authority the lab was conducted. findings. . Materials and Methods – describe the procedure and include relevant calculations. Results and Discussions – present the results and explain why things happened.Science Lab Report Sections  Introduction – tells the purpose or the objective of the lab and can provide background of the situation under investigation. and provides relevant dates. and analyses meet the objectives of the lab.

Maintain objectivity by describing observable results without letting personal bias or emotions influence your observations. Document any sources that were used and provide a list of reference. Use Passive Voice when describing the methodology or procedures. Separate observable results in the Results section from conclusions drawn in the Conclusions section. Use the straightforward language of the science report. Use precision when describing procedures or offering numerical calculations.) Calculations Sector 4.) Instrumental Section 3. When required by the discipline and length of the lab. IV. V. III.Science Lab Report How to Write a Science Lab Report: I. II. VI.) Recommendation Section 5. consider adding the following sections: 1. .) Theory Section 2.) Appendix VII.

III.) Evidence B. How to Write a Forensic Report: I.) Method C. A.Forensic Reports . Identify the credentials of the expert.) Observation . II.branch of science that uses scientific principles and methodology to evaluate various kinds of evidence.investigative reports that analyze evidence for legal purposes. Identify the specimens under investigation. Forensics . usually by number. Organize the report according to the principles of the basic forensic report.

Provide headings and subheadings as necessary. and observations using the basic principles of scientific and technical communication. Write descriptions. Use strategies for communicating unfamiliar information to a lay audience. VII. discussion.Forensic Reports How to Write a Forensic Report: IV.Provide references as they are used. V. . VI.