There are many different kinds of reports whose exact content will depend on the subject you’re studying. In general, however, a report is a piece of formal writing that outlines a problem and potential solutions or presents the findings of research/experiments.
A report is typically arranged with specific sections and headings—again, these will depend on the subject you’re studying/the type of report. See below for more information about writing different kinds of reports.
How to write a report
The following resources define what a report is, its different parts, and give examples of what particular report types look like:
Massey University has an introduction to general report writing, including an instructional video and help on how to analyse issues for a report.
Newcastle University provide a PDF detailing all the parts of a report and colour-coded examples.
Make an appointment with an academic writing expert at Student Learning Services to help you write your report.