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Chapter Nineteen Writing a Report. College Writing Skills , 5E and College Writing Skills with Readings , 5E John Langan. Writing a Report. Step 1: Summarize the work. Step 2: Formulate a response to the work. Step 1 Summarize the work.

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Chapter nineteen writing a report

Chapter NineteenWriting a Report

College Writing Skills, 5E and College Writing Skills with Readings, 5EJohn Langan

Writing a report
Writing a Report

Step 1: Summarize the work.

Step 2: Formulate a responseto the work.

Step 1 summarize the work
Step 1Summarize the work.

  • Identify the author, title, and date of publication at the top of your paper.

  • Express the main points and key supporting details in your own words.

  • Quote from the material (sparingly) to illustrate major ideas.

  • Reducethe work to its essence: do not write an overly detailed summary.

Step 2 formulate a response to the work
Step 2Formulate a responseto the work.

  • 1) Focus on the following questions:

    • How is the work related to ideas covered in class?

    • How is the work related to current problems?

    • How is the work related to your own life, experience, and ideas?

  • 2) Evaluate the meritof the work: the importance of its points, its accuracy, completeness, organization, etc. Would you recommendthat others read it?

Points to keep in mind
Points to Keep in Mind

  • Apply the four standards of effective writing: UNITY,SUPPORT, COHERENCE, and CLEAR, ERROR-FREE SENTENCES.

  • Document quotations from the work by placing the page number in parentheses after the quoted material.