Specific Applications Technical Reports. Part II. Technical Reports. Report structure is argumentative or chronological, what is the difference?Usually, technical reports are argumentative while lab and research reports are chronological.
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In your letter of July 7, 2002, you asked me to suggest a treatment process for the wastewater from your new citrus processing plant. You stated that any treatment process selected should:
An aerated lagoon is recommended as the most efficient and economical method for treating citrus processing wastes. Several treatment processes were considered in the selection. These include the activated sludge process, the anaerobic lagoon, and the aerated lagoon. The advantages of the aerated lagoon over the other treatment processes are as follows:
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Once you have defined the audience for a report, you need to decide how to convoy the information so that the audience can understand and use it.
Consider the following example. You are a geologist working for a city. You have been hired hired to locate new wells to increase water supply. The council includes two businesspeople, one farmer, one school teacher, and one lawyer. Which version of a summary would be most appropriate?
A.1 Introduction to the Discussion:
restates the foreword in terms useful to the technical reader. The foreword concentrates on issues such as safety, cost, and efficiency.
Consider the following example written by an electrical engineer at a company making heaters, fans, and portable lights. Can you see the difference?
A. 3 Conclusion and Recommendations
Large Scale Systems
January 2003-March 2003
Systems Control, Inc.
1234 Al_Thawra Street
Kamal M. Ahmed
Date Prepared- March 2003
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT ADMINNSTRATOR
Division of Electric Energy Systems
Work Performed under Contract NCS EX-75-0-0-2090
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