Report Writing

Day Duration: 1 day
 
Course Overview
This programme gives participants the skills to write persuasive and coherent reports, help them to organise information and, more importantly, communicate powerful ideas to support decision making.
 
Target Audience
All personnel who need to improve their communication style and technique.
 
Pre-Requisites
None
 
Course Objectives:
·        Prepare and construct persuasive reports
·        Organise information more efficiently and convincingly
·        Improve written skills

 
 
Course Outline

 

Written Documents
 
Four fundamentals
 
Why, who, when, how of writing
 
Make your Writing Clearer
 
Avoiding clichés
 
Active and passive tone
 
Spelling
 
Grammar
 
Punctuation
 
Sentence analysis
 
Tautology
 
Paragraphs and signposts
 
Categorisation
 

The Readability Test
 
How readable is your writing

 

Reports
 
Purpose of reports
 
Advantages of reports
 
Why reports fail

 
Preparation
 
Why?
 
Who?
 
When?
 
Where?
 
What?
 
How?

Gathering Material
 
Facts and opinions
 
Terms of reference
 
Pattern planning
 
Logical order
 
Structure of a Report
 
Eleven sections of a report
 
Presentation
 

Layout
 
Illustrations
 
Notation
 

Practical Exercises
 
Summary quiz