Report Formatting Guidelines

In writing your reports, please keep in mind that we want the Virtual Textbook to be something that can be read on-line.

  1. Include a table of contents at the beginning.
  2. After the ToC should be a 1-page executive summary, emphasizing the important conclusions drawn from the report.
  3. Use 12 point Times Roman font, single-spaced, with spaces between paragraphs (like the HBS cases we are reading), fully justified.
  4. Embed figures in text, so the document can be read in a linear fashion.
  5. Put references as footnotes at the bottom of the page where the reference occurs. This can be followed by a full reference listing at the end of the document. When referring to webpages, please include the URL as well as the date.