Activity: Recognising Report Sections

For this activity there are 4 example extracts from case study reports. Your task is to decide which part of a case study report the extract most likely belongs to.

I say most likely because when a paragraph or section of text is removed from its context, its purpose can become ambiguous and debatable. Sometimes one can argue that a paragraph could be placed in a number of locations in the report. This is partly due to the repetitive nature of reports and the various ways that writers and disciplines and workplaces decide to structure their reports.

As a writer you will be faced with deciding where to place information in a report and the following activities may assists you to clarify the purposes of your own texts that you produce:

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