should preferably be written in English, but Finnish and Swedish are also
The reports should:
- Show that the student is familiar with the subject
- Explain and evaluate the results; and
- Improve the students’ skills in writing scientific reports.
The instructor will give specific requirements that depend on the type of the work and on the expectations. A proper length for a special assignment is between 10 and 20 pages without appendixes.
The text should be objective and linguistically correct. The report should be clear, consistent in structure, and congruent and correct with the use of terminology. The report should also have a clear layout as it deals with figures, tables, equations and references. If necessary, consult a proper writing guide, e.g.:
- Kerttu Tirronen, Teknisen kirjoituksen laatiminen – 4th ed. Suomen teknillinen seura; Teknillisten tieteiden akatemia, Helsinki, 1987.
- Ilkka Kauranen, Mikko Mustakallio, Virpi Palmgren, Tutkimusraportin kirjoittamisen opas opinnäytetyön tekijöille – 2. ed. 2007 Teknillinen korkeakoulu, Espoo, 2006.
- Att skriva rapport: råd och anvisningar för utformning av forskningsrapporter, Statens tekniska forskningsråd, Stockholm, 1965.
- Robert A. Day, Barbara Gastel, How to write and publish a scientific paper – 6th ed. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 2006.
- Rowena Murray, How to write a thesis – 2nd ed Open University Press, Maidenhead, 2006 (Available through TKK-Ebrary)
The cover page of the special assignment should look like the models below.
should have an abstract page,
written in the same language as the report, according to the models below. Additional abstracts in other
languages may be included.
Additional abstracts in other languages may be included.
Templates for the cover page and abstract page are available as Word documents in English, Finnish, and Swedish below.