Writing a suitable objective report means presenting facts without bias.

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

Gather materials such as books

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

Take notes on notecards about the topic

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

Organize the notecards

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

Create a bibliography

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

Writing

Create an outline that includes an introduction

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.

Begin writing the report

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.

Proofread the draft before printing

Proofread the draft before printing.

Attach the printed draft printed to the bibliography page

Attach the printed draft to the bibliography page.

Things Needed

  • ['Source materials (books, websites, print media, etc)', 'Notecards', 'Computer', 'Word processor']