Report Writing Guidelines

See that the production does not look raw, but becoming of a graduating senior student. The following are very much in your control.


  1. No gap before punctuation
  2. Gap before parentheis
  3. Uniform font
  4. Use section and subsection numbers
  5. Figures and tables numbered as and properly captioned
  6. Use equations editor and not cut and paste from pdf
  7. Acknowledgement in formal expressions
  8. Singular plural
  9. Subject verb agreement
  10. NOT starting a chapter straightway with section, and section with subsection
  11. A proper lit survey chapter, but not scattered
  12. Adding a page listing own publications
  13. Multilingual strings must be in 4 forms: the string, transliteration, gloss and English translation
  14. Impeccable formatting
  15. Uniform gap for section titles and lines (else looks very unpolished)
  16. References in ACM or IEEE order, complete and correct
  17. The report should look like a report and not a compendium of slides***

Medium difficulty

  1. Abstract: describing what you want to do
  2. Conclusion: describing how much of the above has been done
  3. Future work: putting down (abstract-conclusion)'s quantum of work


  1. Build a story
  2. Present it coherently, interestingly