Written report vs essay(2) by matthewbdkp - issuu
What is the difference between an essay and a report
While you may have more freedom in structuring an essay, there can also be more difficulties in deciding upon exactly what structure that freedom will take. In contrast, a report provides you with that structure before you begin to answer the question, while still allowing you some flexibility and freedom in deciding on the organisation of sub-sections comprising the report's main sections.
What is the difference between an essay and ..
Overall, a report is a highly structured piece of work. Typically, the course co-ordinator or lecturer identifies the main sections required. Hence, you are often given more guidance on how to write the assignment, with respect to its structure, compared to an essay where you decide the order of information in the (essay's) body.