- Keep your audience and your purpose in mind. Your goal should be to "express," not "impress." Therefore, when choosing words and constructing sentences and paragraphs, keep it clear, keep it simple, and keep it moving.
- A minimal requirement of the report is that it be free of blemishes in grammar, spelling, and such. You are asked to submit a report that is no more than 20 pages in length, but you are not required to necessarily reach that limit. However, on the other hand the tendency is to put as much raw information as you can in the report. Remember, the limit is 20 pages and so use your judgement in the amount of information that you are putting in the report and its relevance and the overall quality of the matter.
- Use charts, tables and graphics to help illustrate your points. These are especially useful when describing such elements as organizational structure, target market profile, market share, steps in training programs, or any historical data, etc.
- Also, remember to use clear, effective titles, headings and subheadings. Provide structure to your report to make it interesting. Insert page numbers.
- Proofread your paper carefully and correct all errors. I simply hate sloppy work both on presentations and reports.
- Appendices and Exhibits: Please use these supplements effectively. Do not attach company brochures or product manuals.
- References: Provide a list of all library and published company information that was useful in supporting your paper.
- Do not put your paper in a folder or inside a cover. Just place a staple on the top left corner. The cover page of the term paper should explicitly mention the name of the company you studied, your group name, names of group members and their student id numbers.