The analytical report posted by the student meets several general requirements. For instance, the analytical report meets the length requirements of report. The student also references more than six sources as indicated in the general requirements. Additionally, the sources are not only viable for the requirements of this report, but are also diverse, incorporating both primary and secondary sources. The primary sources used by the student include a phone interview and two face-to-face interviews. The secondary sources that the student uses are both of the electronic and print nature. The student incorporates visual aids in order to exemplify his perspectives. For instance, the student has a table and graph that aids in illustrating various points. Additionally, every section of the B.E.A.M. Schema is adequately represented in the references adduced by the student.
The front matter of the analytical report contains the letter of transmittal which gives the purpose of the report. The front matter also contains an abstract that summarizes the contents of the report. The other contents of the front matter include a title page and the table of contents. In the introduction section, the student presents the research question which entails the costs and benefits that farmers consider when contemplating converting into organic farming. The introduction also presents purpose of the analytical report which is to present information regarding the research questions. The introduction relates closely to the moves of introductions as highlighted in the text.
The methods section of the analytical report is organized effectively. It gives an accurate account of how the research was conducted and also references the used sources appropriately. The results section details data that the student uses to validate theoretical perspectives. Some of the data presented in the report include the cost of production per acre. The presentation and interpretation of the data does not show any bias as it is not influenced by personal opinions. The student concludes that different benefits and costs are considered by farmers. The student interprets the data adequately in order to come to this conclusion.
The results and the discussion sections of the report cover four of the eight pages written. The recommendations flow logically and are related to the findings and conclusions from the research. The recommendations section highlights the main points, underscores the significance of the research and also the facts of the report. The back matter of the report contains elements such as the references, the glossary and the interview questions used in the research. The design of the report is effective because it enhances the readability. The quality of writing in the report is average. The report has topographical and grammatical errors that reduce the quality of the report.
Reviewing and grading the report will help me develop my report further. I found the organization of the report to be particularly interesting. This is an element from the sample report that I would was to incorporate in my report. I reckon that it will improve the readability of my report. However, I would want to avoid the topographical and grammatical mistakes inherent in the sample analytical report. Topographical and grammatical mistakes in a report might affect the ability of report to communicate to the audience. Additionally, the presence of topographical and grammatical mistakes in academic writing reduces the quality of the writing. I would like to incorporate the use of visual graphics in my report as seen I the sample analytical report. I reckon that the use of visual graphics enhanced the interpretation of the findings. It also enabled the student to communicate more effectively. This is because the presentation of data using visual graphics enhances the understanding of the findings.