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.
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.
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.
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