Module 24 - Long Reports
24.10 Writing a Recommendation Report (LO 24-1 to LO 24-3)
Writing a student report can take as little as six weeks or as long as a 15-week semester. The
best reports usually arise from a sequence of assignments. For a short report (3- to 7-page body)
For a long report (9- to 25-page report body) based on original research, you might add Exercise
22.9 (“Evaluating Survey Questions”) on p. 374 or Exercise 22.10 (“Designing Questions for
an Interview or Survey”) on p. 375.
The student report example starting on p. 395 is a long report incorporating both library and
original research—in this case, a survey and interviews. It is single-spaced to save space; many
This assignment can be used for individual or group reports.
Polishing Your Prose: Improving Paragraphs (The odd-numbered answer is in the back of
Several answers are possible—here is a likely one.
2. The Heat Ray is an exciting new product from JKL Products and features three settings to let you control how
much heat you want and where. Made from anodized aluminum and high-grade plastic, the Heat Ray features a
rotating element that has two speeds and uses infrared technology to deliver a continuous stream of warm air. Its
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