2. How to prepare for project report writing?

You should pay attention to the following points before starting to write your report:

(1) Make a writing plan to distribute your writing workload within a timeframe;

(2) Continue your writing and investigation of the report topic simultaneously as you plan and develop its format and style (McMillan & Weyers, 2011, p. 227-8);

(3) Filter and synthesise relevant information and knowledge, and prepare to explain thoroughly the techniques/methods adopted and results obtained in your project, with the help of visuals if applicable;

(4) Assume the readers of your project report are laymen with no technical knowledge of your area. Your role is to guide them through the topic.

About this website

EWRite is an open access online literacy platform for PolyU community that has two major objectives:

  • to support PolyU students’ literacy development within and across the disciplines
  • to support subject and language teachers to implement system-level measures for integrating literacy-sensitive pedagogies across the university

This platform provides access to generic genre guides representing typical university assignments as well as links to subjects offered by faculties with specific disciplinary genres and relevant support materials.

The materials can be retrieved by students by choosing the genres that interest them on the landing page. Each set of materials includes a genre guide, genre video, and a genre checklist. The genre guide and video are to summarize the genres in two different ways (i.e. textual and dynamic) to fit different learning styles. The genre checklist is for students to self-regulate their writing process. The genre guide and checklist include links to various ELC resources that can provide further explanation to language items (e.g. hedging and academic vocabulary).

The platform also acts as a one-stop-shop for writing resources for students, language teachers and subject leaders. Information about the English Writing Requirement policy can also be found on this platform. There are training materials for new colleagues joining the EWR Liaison Team.