The present report investigates ______. The main aim of the report is to show that ______ . Another goal is to ____________. In particular, the report attempts to answer the following questions:
• Question one
• Question two
• Question three
• Question four
The report is organized as follows. First, the background section discusses ______________. Then, the analysis section presents the data from three/four/five sources regarding several aspects of the topic at hand, such as ____________ . The report ends with conclusions from the analysis (and recommendations on how to address the issue).
In the background section of the paper, you must define your terms of reference, as well as provide a broader context for the topic of your report. What is the historical context? What are the recent developments? Why is the topic important? What segment of the society is affected by the topic? Who might be interested in the findings? Include as many important facts, expert opinions, and interpretations as you can. This part of the report sets the stage for your analysis. Write a minimum of one page.
This is the most important part of the report. All of your numerical data will be presented here. Every time you include a chart, a graph, or a table, you must number it: Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3 etc. and give it a title (e.g. Figure 1. Unemployment in the GCC in 2013). You must also indicate which source your data come from.
Under each graph, chart, or table, you must explain what it actually shows and how to interpret the results. You must then relate the evidence to your topic and the point that you’re trying to make. Thus, each figure comes with an explanatory paragraph.
Include many charts, graphs, and statistics. But only the ones that really relate to your topic and the point you are trying to make. This section must be at least 3 pages long.
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Summarize your main findings and interpret them. If you have recommendations, make a bulleted list.