Digital Forensics Technical Report Paper Guidelines
The topic of this academic project is “Digital Forensics”. The project will result in a written 9-10 page
technical report. The report should be neat, readable, and self-contained. It should be written with the
eaders in mind. Therefore, you should include adequate references and/or background materials and you
should use tables, diagrams, graphs, figures, and portions of printouts to enhance readers' comprehension
of your project. You need to include a Title page and a References page
The following format is suggested. You don't have to follow it exactly. Some sections may not be needed,
or additional sections may be necessary. In all cases, please type and paginate your report!
(1) Abstract. It comes first in your report, but you write it last.
(2) Summary. Gives succinct information on the purpose, methods, results and conclusions
(3) Introduction. Include background material and discuss the scope and limitations of you
(4) Discussion. The body of your report. This includes the methodology used. Be sure to
fully describe any figures, tables or diagrams you include.
(7) Recommendations, especially for future work and unsolved problems.
(8) References (must always be included), annotated if possible.
(9) Appendices, including supporting material as needed.
Do not submit complete computer outputs. Relevant excerpts from program listings or output should be
included, but reduced to the size of the rest of the report and containing either as figures or tables in the
text or as an appendix.
The format for written reports is 8.5 x 11", margins 1" all round, 1.15 line spacing for Microsoft Word.
Grading of written reports will be based upon substantive content, appropriate organization and use of
allotted report size, and effectiveness of the report. Multiple e
ors in grammar and spelling are
unprofessional and detract from the clarity of your report and will be graded accordingly.
NOTE: Take the time to properly cite material written by someone else -- include references, put ve
quotes in quotation marks, and do not paraphrase excessively. No plagiarism!