Components of Documents

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In This Section

General information for writing different parts of reports, including abstracts/executive summaries, introductions, literature reviews, methodologies, results, discussion and conclusions.

Introductions: A page on writing effective introductions for engineering papers.

Literature Reviews: A page on the role of the literature review in engineering papers, and how to effectively integrate research by others into your own work. This page is closely tied to the pages on documentation and conducting research.

Methodologies: A description of various ways to write or present methods effectively for documents ranging from lab reports to research articles/theses.

Results and Discussions: A page describing various ways to present and discuss different types of results effectively.

Conclusions: Instruction on how to effectively conclude your report.

Abstracts and Executive Summaries: This page explains the role that abstracts and executive summaries play in documents.