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Technical Report Writing - Style Guide

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Shady Emad

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Transcript of Technical Report Writing - Style Guide

Technical Report Writing
Text Of Report
Supplements
Preliminary Pages
- Style Guide -
By: ShaDy Emad
2014

Paper And Magins
- White A4

- Printing on one side is preferred for assessment purposes

- Each Section begins on a new page
Page Numbering
The Title Page should not be numbered.
Roman Numerals (i,ii,iii ..... ) for Preliminary Pages
Arabic Numerals (1,2,3 ..... ) for the text from introduction to the end of appendices.
Appendices can be numbered internally ( A1, A2, A3 ...... )
Numbers appear in the right-hand upper corner, or in the center at the bottom of the page
Fonts
Times new roman for the Text
Arial for Heading and Tables
Size
12 Point type for the text
10 Point type for long, indented quotations, figures and tables
Italics IF NECESSARY!
Underlining or BOLD is AVOIDED within the text!
Headings
Heading are numbered using Decimal Numbering System
Line Spacing
1.5 or double line Spacing
Line Spacing should be greater at the end of a section to separate sections
Line Spacing may be decreased between heading and text
Line Spacing
Extra line Spacing:
- Separate Paragraphs
- Separate Figures, Tables, Quotations from the text
- Separate a Main Heading from previous section
Contents
Includes:
All Major Sections/Subdivision Headings
Numbered and Worded EXACTLY as in the text
Page Numbers for each section/subdivision
Preliminary Pages may be included EXCEPT the Title Page
Figures
Only Necessary if a lot of figures appear in the main text

Includes:
Figure Number
Caption
Page Number
Tables
Necessary if A lot of Tables appear in the main text

Includes:
Table Number
Caption
Page Number
Symbols
When Symbols are used Extensively

Includes:
Symbol Definition
Quantity to which symbol refers
Unit of Measurement
Acknowledgements
Title Page
Abstract
Introduction
Main Sections
Conclusion
Recommendations
References
Appendices
-Brief But Informative

-Simple, Attractive

Includes:
Name of the University
Name of Engineering School
Name and Code of the Subject
Date of Submission/Date of Experiment
Title of the report
Name of the Author
Name of the Supervisor
Known as Overview or Summary
Often Written Last
Provides a summary of all the report's essential Information
Appears in a separate page after the title page
100-200 Words in length
Includes:
Why? background of the problem and purpose of report
How? Brief Details of the approach/Methods/Procedures
What? Important Results and Findings
So What? Conclusion and Recommendatins
- Wide Margins are Recommended (2.5 cm on all sides)
The Same font throughout the report
Headings may be differentiated using BOLD type, SIZE and ITALICS
Headings
Capital Letter for the first letter of the first word
Headings without text should never appear on the bottom line
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