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Report Writing Course ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT FACULTY OF LANGUAGES ADEN UNIVERSITY Lecture 1
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Report Writing Course. ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT FACULTY OF LANGUAGES ADEN UNIVERSITY. Lecture 1. Points to be covered in this lecture: Formal and informal vocabulary Wrting a title page Describing tables and graphs. WRITING A TITLE PAGE. A Title Page - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Report Writing CourseENGLISH LANGUAGE DEPARTMENTFACULTY OF LANGUAGESADEN UNIVERSITYLecture 1Points to be covered in this lecture:Formal and informal vocabularyWrting a title pageDescribing tables and graphs WRITING A TITLE PAGEA Title Page The title page is presented ahead of the report.The title page includes:the title of the report (subtitle is optional)its recipientcan include company contacts & logoauthor, position or affiliationdate (usually month & year)

title author, positiondatecompany logosubtitle DESCRIBING TABLES AND GRAPHSPoints to be discussed:Types of tables and figuresVocabulary used to describe graphsSentences used to describe graphsThe language of approximationTypes of tables and figuresTablesLine graphsPie chartsBar graphsFlow chartsOrganizational chartsA list of tables and figures must be included in the appendix.

TablesLine Graphs

Bar graphs

Bar graphs

Pie Charts

Pie Charts

Flowcharts

Organizational Charts

Vocabulary used to describe graphs

Types of TrendSentences used to describe graphs

Ord numbers/statistics similar fractions 1 65 % about two-thirds of 2 28 % just over a quarter of 3 21 % about a fifth of 4 49 % just under a half of 5 74 % almost three quarters of 6 33.333 % a third of7 92 % most of 8 98,5 % almost all 9 19.98 % about a fifth of 10 26 % just over a quarter of 11 48.873 % almost a half of 12 74.25 % nearly three - quarters The Language of Approximation Ord numbers/statistics similar fractions 1,043 over a thousand 115 over a hundred 9 fewer than ten 2 a small number 4 a few 6/7 several 749,982 about three-quarters of a million 1,256,890,534 over 1.2 billion 21 101,997 about 100,000 248.112 a quarter of a million 1,695,193 about 1.7 million 24 97 just under a hundred