Recommendation reports are a common way of presenting information in scientific and technical fields both at university and in the workplace. They typically investigate a problem, present factual information about the problem and then make recommendations for decision-makers to solve the problem.
Choose one of the three options provided in the Assessment block on Moodle and write a 1500-word (+/-10%) recommendation report.
Note on word count: The word count is taken from the first word of the Introduction to the last word in the Conclusion and Recommendations. The word count does NOT include the title page, Letter of Transmittal (optional), Executive Summary, Table of Contents, References or Appendices (optional).
Use a minimum of six sources, four of which must be academic. Use the sources provided on Moodle as a starting point for your research and refer to at least two of them in your report*. All referencing must be in CQU Harvard style.
*Note that Option 3 is an open topic and that no sources are provided on Moodle. If you choose Option 3, all the sources used will need to be sourced by yourself.
The purpose of this task is to consolidate your information literacy and analytical and technical writing skills by getting you to apply all of the aspects of technical writing covered in this unit, i.e. clear, concise, correct, consistent and collegial writing that is appropriate for the audience and purpose.
Your Recommendation Report must contain the following sections:
Table of Contents
Discussion (with appropriate headings and subheadings)
Conclusions and Recommendations
Optional: you may also include a Letter of Transmittal and appendices.
Full details of the requirements and grading criteria can be found in the Assessment block on Moodle.