November 06, 2014

FIELD WRITTING

                                             FIELD WORK REPORT WRITING GUIDELINES
Assessment
IFM has set detailed assessment procedures. Overall assessment will be based on originality and
has to meet standard required by IFM in terms of presenting facts and solving problems, Grades
will be allocated as follows (out of 100%)
- IFM Supervisor’s Report 20%
- Student’s Log Book Report 30%
- Student’s Final Report 50%

The format of the Final Report
The field work is not a research work. The field work report is about the activities done in the
field and the skills acquired during the exercise reflecting the academic competency at that level.
The following is the proposed format of field work report for third year Bachelor students;

Executive summary/Acknowledgment/Table of content
Chapter one: Introduction
-Overview of the field work placement.
-Discussion of the primary functions/ structure/business of the Organization/company
and their role within that business.
-Review of the industry that the company works within.

Chapter Two: Work done and lessons learnt
-Brief description of task undertaken
-Deduce lessons learnt for each task undertaken (supervisor should make sure that
students produce information that relate to the log book)

Chapter Three: Literature review
-Review of literature related to key task performed (supervisor will guide student on
selection of topic)
the supervisor will guide the student to ensure that;
-the review include key academic theories
-demonstrate that knowledge of student in area reviewed is up date
-relate literature review with task undertaken
-Proper citation

Chapter Four: Analysis
Relate theories learnt in class with what is happening in the market
Description of skills learned and enhanced, review of how the experience has affected
Career plans and ambitions, and what skills the student may be currently lacking.

Chapter Five: Conclusion and Recommendation
Reference
Word length
For third year students the report should not exceed 6,000 words.

The following is the proposed format of field work report writing for second year Bachelor
students and Ordinary Diploma students.
Executive summary/Acknowledgment/Table of content

Chapter one: Introduction
-Overview of the field work placement.
-Discussion of the primary functions/ structure/business of the Organization/company
and their role within that business.
-Review of the industry that the company works within.

Chapter Two: Work done and lessons learnt
-Brief description of task undertaken
-deduce lessons learnt for each task undertaken (supervisor should make sure that
students produce information that relate to the log book)

Chapter Three: Analysis
Description of skills learned and enhanced, review of how the experience has affected
career plans and ambitions, and what skills the student may be currently lacking.

Chapter Four: Conclusion and Recommendation
Reference
Word length
For second year Bachelor and Diploma students the report should not exceed 5,000 words.

Presentation Layout
-General Text: Space between line should be 1.5 spaced using one side of the page only.
-Front selected should be Times New Roman, print size 12.
-Page number: centered at the bottom of the page.
-Justified: Both left and right.
-Headings: chapter heading print size 16 in bold typeface. Sub heading print size 14 in bold
typeface.
-Binding: One hand bounded of the project report is to be collected on 

THE INSTITUTE OF FINANCE MANAGEMENT
FACULTY OF INSURANCE AND SOCIAL PROTECTION
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL PROTECTION
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL PROTECTION
YEAR II 2013/2014
A FIELD REPORT ON XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
NAME : XXXXXXX
REG. NO : XXXXXXX
ACADEMIC YEAR XXXXXXX
SUPERVISOR: XXXXXXX
SUBMISSION DATE: XXXXXXX
TITLE (COVER) PAGE – (See format above)
PRELIMINARY PAGES
Begin each part on a separate page
Headings must appear at the top of the page, positioned at the centre, in capital letters and
in bold text.
Presentation of the preliminary pages takes the following sequence which involves some
or all of the following parts;
- Executive Summary
- Acknowledgement
- List of acronyms
- Table of contents

CHAPTER ONE
1.0 INTRODUCTION
- Overview of the field work placement.
- Discussion of the primary functions/ structure/business of the Organization/company
and their role within that business.
- Review of the industry that the company works within.

CHAPTER TWO
2.0 WORKDONE AND LESSON LEARNT
- Brief description of task undertaken
- Deduce lessons learnt for each task undertaken
- Make sure that you produce information that relate to the log book

CHAPTER THREE
3.0 ANALYSIS
- Relate theories learnt in class with what is happening in the market
- Description of skills learned and enhanced, review of how the experience has
affected career plans and ambitions, and what skills the student may be currently
lacking.

CHAPTER FOUR
4.0 CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
4.1 Conclusion
- Provide an effective conclusion which gives the answer to the main questions/objectives
of the report
- Your conclusion should provide a summary of what argued in before in the texts, and
incorporate your personal view.
- Identify if there is any challenges in your analysis
4.2 Recommendations
- In line with what you observed in your analysis, give your advice to the respective
authority addressing the needs of your report and the challenges, if any.
5.0 REFERENCE/ BIBLIOGRAPHY
- Use either reference or bibliography as your heading for this section. In both cases, make
sure that you discuss with your supervisor and agree on which term to use.
- Adhere to the alphabetical order i.e. different entries should be arranged in alphabetical
order by the surname of the first author. Each entry starts with a hanging indent and 1.5
lines spacing between.
- no numbering for your list
- You list the sources that you have used in your work. Don’t list sources just for the sake
of adding materials to this section

Formatting
Presentation Layout
General Text: 1.5 line spacing using one side of the page only.
Front; Times New Roman, font size 12.
Page number: centered at the bottom of the page.
Justified: Both left and right.
Headings: chapter heading print size 16 in bold typeface. Sub heading print size 14 in bold
typeface.
Word length: your report should not exceed 5,000 words
Binding: One hand bounded of the field work report is to be collected on 2nd week of December
2013.
NOTE;
 Please follow the structure of the report as indicated above.
 You are advised to plan your work carefully and back-up your work using different
storage devices in order to avoid problems as a result of computer crash, virus attack or
any other reason. Computing and printing problems will NOT be accepted as reasons for
non-submission
 Finally, PLAGIARISM is not accepted

THE INSTITUTE OF FINANCE MANAGEMENT
FACULTY OF INSURANCE AND SOCIAL PROTECTION
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL PROTECTION
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SOCIAL PROTECTION
YEAR III 2013/2014
A FIELD REPORT ON XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
NAME : XXXXXXX
REG. NO : XXXXXXX
ACADEMIC YEAR XXXXXXX
SUPERVISOR: XXXXXXX
SUBMISSION DATE: XXXXXXX
TITLE (COVER) PAGE – (See format above)
PRELIMINARY PAGES
Begin each part on a separate page
Headings must appear at the top of the page, positioned at the centre, in capital letters and
in bold text.
Presentation of the preliminary pages takes the following sequence which involves some
or all of the following parts;
- Executive Summary
- Acknowledgement
- List of acronyms
- Table of contents

CHAPTER ONE
6.0 INTRODUCTION
- Overview of the field work placement.
- Discussion of the primary functions/ structure/business of the Organization/company
and their role within that business.
- Review of the industry that the company works within.

CHAPTER TWO
7.0 WORKDONE AND LESSON LEARNT
- Brief description of task undertaken
- Deduce lessons learnt for each task undertaken
- Make sure that you produce information that relate to the log book

CHAPTER THREE
8.0 LITERATURE REVIEW
- Review of literature related to key task performed
- Supervisor will guide you on the selection of topic
- The review should include key academic theories
- demonstrate that knowledge of student in area reviewed is up date
- relate literature review with task undertaken
- Proper citation

CHAPTER FOUR
9.0 ANALYSIS
- Relate theories learnt in class with what is happening in the market
- Description of skills learned and enhanced, review of how the experience has
affected career plans and ambitions, and what skills the student may be currently
lacking.

CHAPTER FIVE
10.0 CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
10.1 Conclusion
- Provide an effective conclusion which gives the answer to the main questions/objectives
of the report
- Your conclusion should provide a summary of what argued in before in the texts, and
incorporate your personal view.
- Identify if there is any challenges in your analysis
10.2 Recommendations
- In line with what you observed in your analysis, give your advice to the respective
authority addressing the needs of your reportt and the challenges, if any.
11.0 REFERENCE/ BIBLIOGRAPHY
- Use either reference or bibliography as your heading for this section. In both cases, make
sure that you discuss with your supervisor and agree on which term to use.
- Adhere to the alphabetical order i.e. different entries should be arranged in alphabetical
order by the surname of the first author. Each entry starts with a hanging indent and 1.5
lines spacing between.
- no numbering for your list
- You list the sources that you have used in your work. Don’t list sources just for the sake
of adding materials to this section

Formatting
Presentation Layout
General Text: 1.5 line spacing using one side of the page only.
Front; Times New Roman, font size 12.
Page number: centered at the bottom of the page.
Justified: Both left and right.
Headings: chapter heading print size 16 in bold typeface. Sub heading print size 14 in bold
typeface.
Word length: your report should not exceed 6,000 words
Binding: One hand bounded of the field work report is to be collected on 2nd week of December
2013.
NOTE;
 Please follow the structure of the report as indicated above.
 You are advised to plan your work carefully and back-up your work using different
storage devices in order to avoid problems as a result of computer crash, virus attack or
any other reason. Computing and printing problems will NOT be accepted as reasons for
non-submission
 Finally, PLAGIARISM is not accepted

THE INSTITUTE OF FINANCE MANAGEMENT
FACULTY OF INSURANCE AND SOCIAL PROTECTION
DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT
YEAR II 2013/2014
A FIELD REPORT ON XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
NAME : XXXXXXX
REG. NO : XXXXXXX
ACADEMIC YEAR XXXXXXX
SUPERVISOR: XXXXXXX
SUBMISSION DATE: XXXXXXX
TITLE (COVER) PAGE – (See format above)
PRELIMINARY PAGES
Begin each part on a separate page
Headings must appear at the top of the page, positioned at the centre, in capital letters and
in bold text.
Presentation of the preliminary pages takes the following sequence which involves some
or all of the following parts;
- Executive Summary
- Acknowledgement
- List of acronyms
- Table of contents

CHAPTER ONE
12.0 INTRODUCTION
- Overview of the field work placement.
- Discussion of the primary functions/ structure/business of the Organization/company
and their role within that business.
- Review of the industry that the company works within.

CHAPTER TWO
13.0 WORKDONE AND LESSON LEARNT
- Brief description of task undertaken
- Deduce lessons learnt for each task undertaken
- Make sure that you produce information that relate to the log book

CHAPTER THREE
14.0 ANALYSIS
- Relate theories learnt in class with what is happening in the market
- Description of skills learned and enhanced, review of how the experience has
affected career plans and ambitions, and what skills the student may be currently
lacking.

CHAPTER FOUR
15.0 CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
15.1 Conclusion
- Provide an effective conclusion which gives the answer to the main questions/objectives
of the report
- Your conclusion should provide a summary of what argued in before in the texts, and
incorporate your personal view.
- Identify if there is any challenges in your analysis
15.2 Recommendations
- In line with what you observed in your analysis, give your advice to the respective
authority addressing the needs of your reportt and the challenges, if any.
16.0 REFERENCE/ BIBLIOGRAPHY
- Use either reference or bibliography as your heading for this section. In both cases, make
sure that you discuss with your supervisor and agree on which term to use.
- Adhere to the alphabetical order i.e. different entries should be arranged in alphabetical
order by the surname of the first author. Each entry starts with a hanging indent and 1.5
lines spacing between.
- no numbering for your list
- You list the sources that you have used in your work. Don’t list sources just for the sake
of adding materials to this section

Formatting
Presentation Layout
General Text: 1.5 line spacing using one side of the page only.
Front; Times New Roman, font size 12.
Page number: centered at the bottom of the page.
Justified: Both left and right.
Headings: chapter heading print size 16 in bold typeface. Sub heading print size 14 in bold
typeface.
Word length: your report should not exceed 5,000 words
Binding: One hand bounded of the field work report is to be collected on 2nd week of December
2013.
NOTE;
 Please follow the structure of the report as indicated above.
 You are advised to plan your work carefully and back-up your work using different
storage devices in order to avoid problems as a result of computer crash, virus attack or
any other reason. Computing and printing problems will NOT be accepted as reasons for
non-submission
 Finally, PLAGIARISM is not acceptedTHE INSTITUTE OF FINANCE MANAGEMENT

FACULTY OF INSURANCE AND SOCIAL PROTECTION
DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT
YEAR III 2013/2014
A FIELD REPORT ON XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
NAME : XXXXXXX
REG. NO : XXXXXXX
ACADEMIC YEAR XXXXXXX
SUPERVISOR: XXXXXXX
SUBMISSION DATE: XXXXXXX
TITLE (COVER) PAGE – (See format above)
PRELIMINARY PAGES
Begin each part on a separate page
Headings must appear at the top of the page, positioned at the centre, in capital letters and
in bold text.
Presentation of the preliminary pages takes the following sequence which involves some
or all of the following parts;
- Executive Summary
- Acknowledgement
- List of acronyms
- Table of contents

CHAPTER ONE
17.0 INTRODUCTION
- Overview of the field work placement.
- Discussion of the primary functions/ structure/business of the Organization/company
and their role within that business.
- Review of the industry that the company works within.

CHAPTER TWO
18.0 WORKDONE AND LESSON LEARNT
- Brief description of task undertaken
- Deduce lessons learnt for each task undertaken
- Make sure that you produce information that relate to the log book

CHAPTER THREE
19.0 LITERATURE REVIEW
- Review of literature related to key task performed
- Supervisor will guide you on the selection of topic
- The review should include key academic theories
- demonstrate that knowledge of student in area reviewed is up date
- relate literature review with task undertaken
- Proper citation

CHAPTER FOUR
20.0 ANALYSIS
- Relate theories learnt in class with what is happening in the market
- Description of skills learned and enhanced, review of how the experience has
affected career plans and ambitions, and what skills the student may be currently
lacking.

CHAPTER FIVE
21.0 CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
21.1 Conclusion
- Provide an effective conclusion which gives the answer to the main questions/objectives
of the report
- Your conclusion should provide a summary of what argued in before in the texts, and
incorporate your personal view.
- Identify if there is any challenges in your analysis
21.2 Recommendations
- In line with what you observed in your analysis, give your advice to the respective
authority addressing the needs of your report and the challenges, if any.
22.0 REFERENCE/ BIBLIOGRAPHY
- Use either reference or bibliography as your heading for this section. In both cases, make
sure that you discuss with your supervisor and agree on which term to use.
- Adhere to the alphabetical order i.e. different entries should be arranged in alphabetical
order by the surname of the first author. Each entry starts with a hanging indent and 1.5
lines spacing between.
- no numbering for your list
- You list the sources that you have used in your work. Don’t list sources just for the sake
of adding materials to this section

Formatting
Presentation Layout
General Text: 1.5 line spacing using one side of the page only.
Front; Times New Roman, font size 12.
Page number: centered at the bottom of the page.
Justified: Both left and right.
Headings: chapter heading print size 16 in bold typeface. Sub heading print size 14 in bold
typeface.
Word length: your report should not exceed 6,000 words
Binding: One hand bounded of the field work report is to be collected on 2nd week of December
2013.
NOTE;
- Please follow the structure of the report as indicated above.
- You are advised to plan your work carefully and back-up your work using different
storage devices in order to avoid problems as a result of computer crash, virus attack or
any other reason. Computing and printing problems will NOT be accepted as reasons for
non-submission

- Finally, PLAGIARISM is not accepted

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