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Course Outline

Report Writing

Report Writing

Course Contents

Section One – Introduction to Report Writing 
This section covers the key principles of report writing and lays the foundation for the remainder of the day’s activities. Topics covered include: 
Why a report? 
Why are some reports ineffective? 
Basic Principles of Report Writing 
Structure of Business Reports

Section Two – Plan and Prepare 
This section looks at a number of techniques to help report writers prepare before beginning the task of writing. Great emphasis is placed on planning and preparing as we consider this to be the key to effective report writing. Topics Include: 
Purpose of the Report 
Knowing your Readers 
Generating Ideas 
Sources of Information 
The Extended Pyramid 
Report Outline

Section Three – Write the Report 
Participants work on an actual report or develop one from a brief provided by us. This section builds on the principles already covered and we also cover topics such as: 
Getting Started 
Overcoming Writers Block 

Section Four – Check and Edit 
In this final section we consider the importance of checking and editing reports before submitting. We suggest an approach that gives the best chance of ensuring that participants present professional reports to their readers. 
Participants get the opportunity to practice their checking techniques using the reports they produced earlier.

Price per delegate


Scheduled Classes

Remote Access:

22 Nov 2023

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