Types of Documents

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In This Section

Information about different types of reports, including proposals, short reports, case studies, lab reports, memos, progress/interim reports, specification documents and writing for electronic media.

Overview: What is genre is in scientific writing?

Understanding Genre: An explanation of the role of genre and how to use these pages. Essential reading for students prior to reading the other pages.

Short Reports: A general description of the format for a short report.

Proposals: A description of the goals and general structure of the proposal.

Case Studies: A page on the function and general format of case studies.

Lab Reports: A description of a general format for lab reports which can be adapted as needed.

Progress/Interim Reports: A page describing the general function of progress/interim reports.