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Section F: Resources

On this page, you will find a comprehensive list of resources provided within this guide. These resources include examples, printable handouts, and additional links.

Summary of Resources

Within this section, we have provided you with

  • our sample case study report,
  • typical structure of a case study report,
  • all of the handouts found within this guide,
  • external links and resources, and
  • activities and exercises.

Case Study Report Outline Template

This outline sample of a Case Study Report should serve as a useful guide to help you get started.

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Structure of a Case Study Report

The components of a case study report will vary depending on your institution and your instructor’s preferences. Be sure to refer to your assignment instructions to find out what will be required.

Most case study reports will include the following major sections and components:

  1. Cover page including basic student and class information
  2. Table of contents showing where key parts of the report can be found
  3. Executive summary of the key recommendations and points of the report
  4. Introduction to the report and identification of the focal problem being faced
  5. Analysis of the problem and application of course/program content
  6. Decision criteria and possible alternatives for solving the problem
  7. Recommendation for solving the problem
  8. Implementation plan for executing the recommendation and ensuring its success
  9. Exhibits that help to elaborate upon the content included in the report
  10. Reference list of any sources that were used at any point in the case study project

Section B: Planning and Researching

Worksheet: Project Schedule Worksheet

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Worksheet: Group Work Contract

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Section D: Reviewing and Presenting

Worksheet: Checklist For Case Study Reports

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Worksheet: Planning for the Presentation

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Section C: Reviewing and Presenting

Example: Annotated Case Study Report

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References

Books

Alley, M. (1998). The craft of scientific writing. (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.

Cook, C. K. (1986). Line by line: How to edit your own writing. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Graff, G., Berkenstein, C. & Durst, R. (2008). They say, I say: The moves that matter in academic writing. New York, NY: W.W. Norton.

Hacker, D. & Summers, N. (2001). A Canadian writer’s reference. New York, NY: Bedford/St. Martins.

Hofmann, A. H. (2010). Scientific writing and communication: Papers, proposals, and presentations. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Lunsford, A. A. (2005). The everyday writer. (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins.

Rubens, P. (Ed.). (2001). Science and technical writing: A manual of style. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.

University of Guelph. (2015). Case Study Report Outline Template. (Interactive Activity).

University of Guelph. (2015). Worksheet: Project Schedule Worksheet. (PDF).

University of Guelph. (2015). Worksheet: Group Work Contract. (PDF).

University of Guelph. (2015). Worksheet: Checklist for Case Study Reports. (PDF).

University of Guelph. (2015). Worksheet: Planning for the Presentation.

University of Guelph. (2015). Example: Annotated Case Study Report. (Interactive Activity).

University of Guelph. (2015). Example: Annotated Case Study Report. (PDF).

Williams, J. & Nadel, I. B. (2004). Style: Ten lessons in clarity and grace. Toronto, ON: Pearson Canada.

Wyrick, J. (2008). Steps to writing well. (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Thomson Wadsworth.

Zinsser, W. (2006). On writing well. New York, NY: Harper Perennial.

Online Resources

Gopen, G. & Swan, J. (1990, Nov./Dec.). The science of scientific writing. American Scientist. Retrieved June 6, 2015 from http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/id.877,y.0,no.,
content.true,page.1,css.print/issue.aspx

Purdue University. (2015). Online writing lab. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/08/

Next: Review and Practice

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