Monday morning, it’s raining and I’m in doors doing reports. Well, I don’t miss working in the rain but sometimes it seems as one’s mind doesn’t really want to wake on Monday mornings and that’s bad when you need it.
A few thoughts on writing reports.
A tricky bit when you write a report is that you have to recollect memories, at best you’ve described them good enough but there’s always something you’ve missed or you realized that you should have done in another way.
Then there’s the language; it is easy to fall in to archaeological mumbu jumbo, it’s important to keep it short and easy to read for those who doesn’t have in depth knowledge in the subject. One has to aware of the reader or readers that one can assume will read it, in this case a company and possible the county administrative board.
Often one uses a previous report as a model and then changes the descriptions, the analysis, the tables, graphs, maps etc. This is a bit dangerous though as it is easy to miss bits and pieces of the old text which can make it a bit awkward.
Well, I know there’s nothing mind blowing about this but as I said it’s Monday. Back to the report manuscript…
Have nice Monday