A good project report has proper structure and style; having a clear structure helps you to pen down your points effectively. A good project can have a top-down approach which means you state the main point or the gist of all points first and then substantiate or reinforce the point which is made. Of course, a lesser-known, but an alternative approach is the bottom-up method which helps to support the point which is made at the end. Both the methods can be used to create a compelling project. Let’s help you with 5 tips which can help you further.
Think about a content heavy title
Always opt for a content-heavy title and name the subsections which allow the readers to know and understand what is going to be discussed. A content heavy title supports the ‘top-down’ approach. The title is the main point and the text will explain the main point. Naming the subsections will help the readers to understand your point better. For instance, ‘a heavy title’ does not convey any meaning; instead ‘think about a content heavy title’ helps the readers to understand that the discussion is about creating an effective title for the project.
Making a table of content or indexing your content is the best way to elaborate on the ‘top down’ gist of the report. This is good for readers as they can go through the table of contents and read selectively from the report. A table of content is the first glimpse of the project, which means that it should be carefully written. You do not want your reader to get a false impression about the project; they should know what they can expect from the report.
Good language and a nice style of writing
The idea of a project is to convey everything to your reader effortlessly. Go for simple and easy-to-understand language and be careful about grammar, spelling and punctuation. Mistakes in these areas create a bad impression. Instead of making the sentences complex by using passive tense, it is better to write everything in active tense.
Always proceed in an orderly manner
Always remember that including interesting facts and engaging data will solidify your point or argument. After you have finished everything else, you should write the Executive Summary. The report should have an Introduction, a Body and a proper Conclusion. The reader should not have any hiccups while moving from one point to the other. The reader should find a logical progression of the argument that you plan to establish.
Revise and review the content
Although this may sound as if you are in an examination hall, the fact remains that once you are done with the project, you should review and revise the entire content. Do this once, put it away for an entire night and then come back to the project again. Go through it once more; if possible you can ask someone else to review it for you. A fresh pair of eyes can often find out mistakes, that you might have missed.
Take all the above-mentioned points into consideration before starting your project; it may help you to avoid some commonly-made mistakes before submitting the final project.