In this unit you will learn how to plan and write a research report. Some of us stop dead in our tracks when we hear the word research report. Some of us may think of an assignment to write a research report in the same way as being sentenced to tens of hours of drudgery in the library—a kind of prison sentence, except the windows doesn’t have bars. If these are the associations you bring to the research report, then you most likely have been approaching this kind of assignment with the wrong goal. When we go about writing a research report, our aim is not to find every fact we can on a particular subject. Neither is our aim to list these facts in a report to show the teacher that we have “been there and done that.” This kind of approach to the research report offers you an incomplete picture of what the research report is all about.