An objective report is a loose title that simply means a report presented without the contamination of opinions or personal bias. Writing a report objectively means presenting just the facts, whether about a single topic or about contrasting viewpoints or sets of information. A suitable objective report will include the components of a basic research paper, will be concise and clear, and will present all necessary information about a topic or topics.

Research

Step 1

Gather materials such as books, newspapers and websites with information relevant to the chosen or assigned topic of research.

Step 2

Take notes on notecards about the topic, noting which source you used for each piece of information.

Step 3

Organize the notecards in the order in which the material will be written in the final report.

Step 4

Create a bibliography in a word processing document of all the source materials from which notes were taken.

Writing

Step 1

Create an outline that includes an introduction, conclusion and body paragraphs that fairly present information about the topic, whether it be one topic or two conflicting ideas or topics.

Step 2

Begin writing the report by utilizing the information from your notecards to fill in the body paragraphs. Remember not to include your opinions or analysis of the topic.

Step 3

Proofread the draft before printing.

Step 4

Attach the printed draft to the bibliography page.