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The recommendations section is important because it suggests suitable actions, outcomes, changes or solutions to the problem(s) identified in the research. Point form can be used to list the recommendations. Depending on the types of recommendations, a time frame or action plan may need to be included to achieve the proposed outcomes.

Language of recommendations

Recommendations suggest a possible course of action or outcomes. There is usually a main objective or outcome, then suggestions for achieving that outcome. At this stage, they have not been adopted or accepted, they are merely suggestions. Verbs such as should, could, may etc should be used when writing recommendations. Recommendations often start with 'It is recommended that...'


Annotated recommendations


Integrating theory



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