Report Writing

Duration: 1 Day

Effective report writing is one of the best ways to inform, influence and persuade others. An organisation’s reports also form part of their formal and legal business record. While few people receive formal training in report writing before joining the workforce, it soon becomes one of the most important skills to learn for career success.

This practical workshop focuses on the key elements of creating a professional and effective report.  The techniques you’ll learn will help you gain greater confidence to produce higher quality content, at the same time as reducing the time it takes to write your report.

You’ll also learn how to create a professional format that will impress others and make them want to read what you have written.

Outcomes for Participants

  • Apply a structured, step by step approach to the report writing process
  • Analyse your readers so that your report is focused on their knowledge, interests and needs
  • Create a clear purpose that helps you write, and others read, your report
  • Generate higher quality ideas through visual planning processes
  • Organise your ideas to reduce writing time
  • Understand the structures of key sections of reports such as executive summary, Introductions and Conclusions
  • Use persuasive writing devices to influence your readers
  • Apply editing techniques that reduce errors and increase ‘readability’
  • Format your report visually so others will want to read it

Topics Covered

  • Report Writing Stages
  • Features of Different Business Report Types – Analytical, Information and Proposals
  • Creating a Reader Profile
  • Writing a Clear Purpose Statement
  • Visual Planning Processes
  • The Executive Summary
  • Report ‘Body’ Structures
  • How to Write Clear Paragraphs and Sentences
  • Features of Persuasive Writing
  • Editing Grammar and Punctuation
  • Report Formats to Maximise Readability, including use of Bullet Points and Headings
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