Report Writing Styles


From the Management studies point of view, A Report is a document written on a topic or matter of interest. The report should convey messages and communicate to the intended persons. A report writer should be very careful in writing a report as this will consists of many decisions to be taken or already taken, in order to communicate properly.

A good report should reflect the theme and occassion on what basis that has been writtten. Technical writing style is an art that will be covered on all the writing style manuals given or bought for the purpose of writing.
Moreover it should be valid in the sense should enclose the valid witnesses or proofs,
to make the research report stronger and better.

Report Writing Styles

Basically there are three different styles of report writing followed in the management studies. These report writing styles are employed by the students of business management courses.The style of the report being written by a researcher or reporter ensures the qualities of the report submitted as well as the reporter.
Report writing style is much more important for report writing jobs.

The types of writing styles are as follows :

* Conservative Style

* Keypoint Style

* Holistic Style

Conservative Style

Writing a report in conservative style is well and good. This type encompasses the essay wrting format of the writing tools. Ultimately this consists of the headings and the explanations or answers for that sections.

Similar to the essay writing, this style consists of paragraphs and two rows of blank spaces in between the paragraphs so that the readers will get a good idea what the report is interested to communicate.

This article is an example for conservative style of writing a research report. Researchers used to opt this style.

KeyPoint Style

The main advantage of this style of report writing is report looking. Obviously this consists of hte headings, margins, diagrams and tables inside th ereport. This is moderate in terms of complexity but all the keypoints will be covered and the message will be delivered to the intended persons.

Keypoint style is more preferred as this covers all the features and points of the objective or objectives of a report.
Like documenting this will have indents and other document features.


This style is the most complicated, felt among the researchers. Reason behind this complication is this kind of report should be presented in a thematic manner, based on a theme. Writers should have more knowledge about the theme to answer the questions if raised. Hence the report should be targeted towards the questioners.

Types of Correlation


Guest Author: Raphael Emakpor24 Jan 2012

In these article I found that the three (3) STYLEs of report writing are conservative, keypoints and holistic styles. I want to know if these different styles of report writing are still the same with these: Mix, sematic and letter styles of report writing.

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