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Title page

This page gives:

  • the title of the report
  • the authors' names and ID numbers
  • the course name and number, the department, and university
  • the date of submission.

The title of the report should indicate exactly what the report is about. The reader should know not only the general topic, but also the aspect of the topic contained in the report. Compare the following pairs of titles:

Bridge Analysis vs. Analysis of a Prestressed Concrete Bridge
Internet-based ATIS vs. An Evaluation of Internet-based Automated Traveller Information Systems

Most of the reports you write at university will form part of the assessment for particular subjects. You will therefore often talk about Assignment 1 or the Water Project, for example, especially where several reports will be submitted in the course of the semester or as part of an ongoing project. These terms form part of the title, but the report will usually need a more specific title also. Compare the following examples:

Assignment 1 vs. Assignment 1: Water Consumption Data Collection
ATIS Project vs. ATIS Project: An Investigation of ATIS on the Monash Freeway
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