What is a STANAG 6001 L3 report? It’s usually a mix of a few other types of reports which require you to provide different types of information and use different functions.

There are 4 types of reports that appear most often in STANAG 6001 L3 exams. They can be mixed in a way which makes you use one type in one paragraph and another type in the next.

Here are the 4 most frequent report types, how to recognise (what words to look for in the instruction) and start them.

1. INFORMATIVE REPORTS present information concerning the progress made on a project, a meeting which has taken place or a decision which has been made concerning future action.

The instruction may contain the following words: describe, inform, present, outline, discuss, show.


This report contains the requested information concerning…

The report outlines…

2. PROPOSAL REPORTS outline a plan and/or offer suggestions for the future course of action.

The instruction may contain the following words: outline, present, describe, suggest, propose, recommend.


This report contains the details of/the outline of the proposal concerning…

This report contains the requested recommendation concerning…

3. ASSESSMENT REPORTS present and evaluate positive and negative features of something. They can include:

  • proposals
  • suggestions
  • general assessment
  • opinions
  • recommendations

Positive and negative features of the same aspect should be presented in one paragraph with the use of linking words showing contrast (however, although, despite, but, etc).

The instruction may contain the following words: examine, assess, evaluate, present advantages and disadvantages.


This report contains the requested assessment of…

This report outlines the advantages and disadvantages of…

4. RESEARCH REPORTS present and analyse the results/findings of the research on a product, plan, phenomenon.

They may include: general assessment, conclusions and recommendation.

The information presented may have been gathered in a survey/opinion poll, or compiled from official statistical data. They may reflect opinions/preferences of the general public or a particular group of people.

The information may be presented in the form of:

  • facts (numbers, percentage and proportions)
  • generalisations (this indicates/suggests/implies that…+present tenses)

The presented facts should always be followed or preceded by their generalised interpretation.

e.g. Fifty-eight per cent of Polish people did not read a single book in 2014 compared with 2016 when this number amounted to sixty-three per cent. [fact] This indicates that reading books in Poland is becoming less and less popular. [generalisation]

The instruction may contain the following words: summarise, present, discuss, discover, deterimin, indicate, suggest, imply.


This report outlines the results of the survey conducted/carried out to determine/discover the reaction/popularity/attitude/opinion of …


The similar functions may be required in particular paragraphs. Then, you need to start the paragraph appropriately, making it clear in the topic sentence what the paragraph is about.

For example:

DESCRIBING methods, elements, features.

There are a few methods/elements/features of … that should be described here.

The … is characterised with the following elements/features which need to be analysed/discussed.

PRESENTING/ASSESSING problems or issues.

There are a few problems/issues related to … that need to be evaluated/considered.

The … is related to the following problems/issues that need to be considered.


There are a few advantages and disadvantages of … that need to be discussed.

The … is characterised by a number of pluses and minuses which should be carefully analysed.


There are a number of consequences of …

Consequently, the following threats/results/effects should be taken into consideration with regard to …


Taking the above into consideration, the following course of action is advisable in order to …

It is necessary to take the following steps to …

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