What are the essentials of a good report?



A report is a statement or form, which presents facts relating to an event, progress of action, State of business affairs in a comprehensive and systematic manner. The essentials of a good report are:

(a) The report should be addressed to definite person or body of persons and it should be started with a salutation "Dear Sir" or "Dear Sirs".

(b) The report should be accompanied with a brief title,

(c) The report should contain a table, which states page number in which a particular point is available.

(d) The object of the report must be clear in the opening paragraph.

(e) The facts available in the report should be complete and reliable. (/) Repetition of writing should be avoided.

(f) The report should be free from clumsy and it should be submitted at its proper time.