Ensure a TOC ‘Table of contents’ page is provided at the beginning of the report listing all report sections.
Report format (helpful advice):
A report must convey an impression of professionalism in terms of presentation, layout and grammar. The following points outline some basic report writing considerations:
§ Title page:Including author name and affiliation (relationship with project).
§ Sections: Ensure a TOC ‘Table of contents’ page is provided at the beginning of the report listing all report sections.
§ Numbering: Each report section including main headings and sub-headings should be numbered throughout.
All pages should be numbered, Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, etc.) on all pages consecutively throughout the text, appendices, and bibliography. All preliminary pages, pages that precede the report such as the TOC should be counted and numbered using lower case roman numerals (i ii iii iv etc.). All page numerals should be centered on each page.
§ Consistency:A document is consistent if, for example, it always uses the same type style including face and size for document objects such as headings, sub-headings, references and content text and all lines should have the same spacing etc.
§ Grammar: Technical documents use `passive voice’ expressions, for example your report should avoid using the word `I’ as much as possible.Correct spelling &grammar. Word processed, strict word limit.