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How to write a Short Report (with free Sample)?

Report is the summary of a research or investigation or the like and is generally written after the research has been completed. Report writing is essential for the students of any faculty from high school level to bachelor and masters level.

The basic format of writing a very concise report for an academic purpose is given below:


First and foremost part of a good report is a concise and condensed title. It can be anything but it should introduce clearly your subject that you are going to discuss later. Examples can be: Changing Shopping Habits of Nepalese, Market Penetration of Iphone, etc.

Aims and Objectives

The second part is the first paragraph of your essay which states the aims and objectives of your research report. This part, which is the beginning paragraph of your report, can start with the sentences like: The main objective of my research was to find out …

Methodology and Findings

In this part you discuss what you did systematically, i.e. the action plan you worked out, to derive some findings and what outcomes you achieved from the research. In brief, you discuss about what methodology you used and what findings did you come up with.


The conclusion is the evaluation of what we have derived from our findings. At this part we assess the aims and objectives with the findings of the survey and state the answer to the query posed by our aims and objectives.


This is the last part of the report writing and provides recommendation about the use of the subject. It answers the questions like: Is the research useful? If yes, then how and to whom?

Read this free sample report to get more ideas on report writing:

Adoption of Mobile Internet

The main objective of my survey was to find out “How many people are getting connected to the World Wide Web through their Cellular Phones?” The mobile phones are getting more and more sophisticated these days with new features being added every now and then. Consequently, they look and feel more like a computer, marking the start of a new era in modern computing. As the world stares at the dawn of this new era of mobile computing, can Nepal be able to cope up with the global changes is a matter of interest to everybody, and more especially to the people of younger generation.

A questionnaire was prepared and photocopied into 100 sheets of paper. These sheets were distributed one by one to 100 residents of Bharatpur – 8, Gauriganj chosen by a process of sampling. The questionnaires were collected the other day and the findings were tallied. It was found out that out of 100 individuals, 53 connected to the internet through their computers at home (PC), whereas 44 accessed this service from their mobile phones. Similarly, 28 people used internet in both PC and cell phones. On the other hand, 31 people were not connected with this revolutionizing technology although 23 people responded ‘Yes’ to the question “Are you planning to subscribe to the internet service in the near future?” and no one was found unaware of the internet technology.

Thus, my findings concluded that Nepali people are quickly adapting with the changing technologies because a significant number of individuals (44 out of 100) were already accessing internet through their mobiles. In the global context also, the high tech mobile phones, often called as ‘smartphones’, are growing more and more popular among the consumers in the present setting. The notion behind the use of these ultra-portable computing devices is to get connected anywhere, anytime. In the context of Gauriganj, Nepal, this trend is seen to have already kicked off.

Cell phones have emerged, these days, as the future of computing. The reasons behind their popularity are their reduced size, portability, abundant features, and multiple yet diverse uses and so on. Moreover, they are private gadgets and thus can be highly personalized to best suit our needs and preferences. Therefore, the telephone companies must invest more money in mobile internet and related services to harvest their outcomes in the near future.

(Note: This is just a demonstration of how to write a "Report" on the basis of a small survey for an Academic Purpose.)


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