Report writing is an important skill to develop as it is a common form of writing at university and in later employment.
It is important to read your assignment question carefully to find out the specific requirements of a report in your subject
In general though, reports may differ from essays in a number of ways:
|The purpose of a report is to convey specific information to provide the reader with information.||The purpose of an essay is to show how well you have understood the question and are able to answer it.|
|A report usually contains a description of events/results of research. Often you need to do more than just describe the events or results**. You may also need to analyse these events or results, or use them to put forward a proposal for future action or to solve a particular problem||University essays usually require some form of argument in response to the essay question.|
|A report may often contain conclusions and recommendations||An essay will contain a conclusion, but including recommendations is rare.|
Despite these differences, in some disciplines, the distinction between an essay and a report can be blurred; for example, an essay can be structured more like a report with headings separating the sections of the essay.
**It is recommended that students consult their lecturers regarding the particular style of report required in their specific subject.
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Comparisson and Contrast: Fahrenheit 451 Essay
827 WordsJun 1st, 20124 Pages
April 4, 2012
Society Affects Individuals
Society has a powerful influence over individuals’ actions, but that power and influence is not carried over to an individuals’ mindset. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the two characters Faber and Beatty have very similar personalities. Though the way of society has drastically influenced how each responds accordingly to social standards. Faber has followed the path that society has paved for him, but he wants to be the man that can help change society’s view of books. Beatty is fulfilling his duties as fire chief, and is seen as a power head, though he may not be as happy as society depicts him to be. Both characters are well read,…show more content…
In this quotation Faber is encouraging Montag to take the risk of rising against societies standards, and informing him that if you “lose” on your way to a certain goal, remember that you were passionate about something that could make a difference in the way of society. In conclusion, Faber follows the expectations of society but in his mind he desperately wants to go against his actions and help to fight for books. His state of mind has not been affected by society as he is a well read individual, perceives society as uneducated and mindless, as well is capable of teaching Montag effectively.
Societies influence on citizens affects their actions, not how they perceive the world. Beatty believes that the way of society is how it should be; citizens perceive him as an authority figure that is content in the way society functions. Beatty and Faber are similar in the sense that; they are both well read, perceive society in different ways and both teach Montag using different techniques. First, Beatty is proven to be well read because he quotes many authors, but also shares his opinion that books are contradictory; “What traitors books can be! you think they’re backing you up, and they turn on you.” (97). This quotation demonstrates Beatty’s opinion of books; he believes that what is written in books contradicts itself and leaves