Report Writing For Beginners

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course is aimed at people who need to improve their report writing skills or are new to report writing. While first language speakers will benefit by refreshing their knowledge and skills, the course is especially helpful to second language English speakers.
 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this programme, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify different types of report and their purpose
  • Know how to structure a report
  • Identify the audience
  • Write appropriately for the intended audience
  • Deal effectively with a variety of report writing requirements
  • Know how to carry our research appropriate to the report’s purpose
  • Produce statistical information clearly and accurately
  • Use graphs, pie charts and other illustrations appropriately and effectively
  • Understand the importance of using appropriate language, grammar and punctuation
  • Understand the importance of proof-reading
  • Write a coherent and well-structured report
     

COURSE OVERVIEW & CONTENT

In the corporate world report writing, for many, is a necessity.  Business reports are diverse in nature, but in general they are produced for the purpose of giving information and / or to aid decision-making.  Some reports are intended for internal purposes only, whereas others are written for both internal and external purposes. However, no matter whom the intended audience is a well-presented, well-organized, professionally written and intelligently researched report says a lot about the author and his / her company.
 

DAY ONE

  • Introduction To Report Writing
  • Psychology Of Report Writing
  • Fundamentals Of Report Writing
  • Understanding The Needs Of Your Audience
  • Use Of Appropriate Grammar, Vocabulary And Tone
  • Language And Style
  • Punctuation
  • Proof-Reading
     
  • Use Of Graphs, Charts And Other Illustrations
  • Preparing To Write A Report
  • Defining The Scope Of The Report
  • Defining Sources Of Information
  • Prioritizing Appropriateness Of Information
  • Case Study
     
  • Recap On Day’s Learning And Activities (Quiz)
     

DAY TWO: The second day comprises real report writing activities, from simple to complex reports and encompassing all learning from Day 1

  • Organizing And Structuring A Report
  • Writing A Contents Page
  • Writing A Conclusion
  • Writing An Executive Summary
     
  • Writing A Simple One-Page Report From Given Scenario
  • Feedback On Activity
  • Group Activity: Improving A Report (Facilitator Guided Group Activity)
  • Feedback On Activity
  • Writing A Full Report From Given Scenario (Group Activity With Presentations)
  • Assessment Activity
     

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

  • Group Discussions
  • Group & Individual Exercises
  • Presentations
  • Self-Assessments
  • Action Plan
     

COURSE DURATION: TWO DAY

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