The "How To Write Project Reports Document"

Important note:  This document is only intended for students who are writing project reports for me to read and mark.  I know from students who have followed my advice in previous years that some other academics here do not agree with me on some of the advice in this document.

The main differences in opinion seem concern the formality of the writing style required, and on the use of the first person in project reports.  I would strongly advise you to get advice from your first and second supervisor and follow that wherever possible: after all, these are the people who will be marking your report.  (This isn't as arbitrary as it may seem - it's a very useful skill to be able to find out what your boss wants from a report, and to provide that, even if you think it's not the best way to write a document.)

Anyway - here it is:

How to Write Project Reports in Microsoft Word and Latex (pdf document).
How to Write Project Reports in Microsoft Word and Latex (.doc format).

As ever, comments welcome, particularly suggestions for improvements,

Dave Pearce