Structure: The Report as an Argument

All reports present an argument. As a professional engineer you will be expected to hold an opinion about information and to provide decisions or recommendations. The body of the field trip report will contain description, explanation and critical analysis which work together to support your argument so that you can present your conclusions and recommendations and fulfil the purpose of the report.

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Paul emphasises the importance of having a clear argument (49s):

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Alan describes how he related his observations from the site visit to the report (29s):

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