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What is a report?

Students often ask the question "What is the difference between a report and an essay?" This short video is a brief overview of the main features of a report that has an expected structure that must be followed in academic writing.

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Writing a report

This tutorial models the main features of a report, including language features. Each part is clearly explained - and a sample report is provided as well as practice activities.

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