This assignment is the culmination of your work throughout the semester, in which you remind the audience of the problem you set out to solve, analyze the findings of your primary and secondary research, and recommend a solution (or solutions) to the problem.
Required components of the A&R are a title page, letter/memo of transmittal, table of contents, list of illustrations, executive summary, introduction, body, conclusions, recommendations, and works cited. At least one visual aid is required. A glossary or appendices may also be necessary. A sample formal report can be found in Writing that Works.
Remember that your A&R must include internal citation in addition to the Works Cited list, and that both must be in MLA format. The minimum number of sources is about five, but remember that at least one source must be primary (such as an interview) and at least one source must be secondary (books/articles etc.).
The A&R report (including front and back matter) should be 15-20 pages long. All portions of the A&R except the Letter/Memo of Transmittal and the Works Cited should be double-spaced.
I. Letter/Memo of Transmittal
II. Executive Summary
III. Development of Introduction
IV. Development of Body
V. Development of Conclusion
VI. Visual Aids
XI. Internal & external citations