Essentials - Communication Skills - Report Writing

Essentials - Communication Skills - Report Writing

This course provides step-by-step instructions for writing an effective report, including planning, structure, and editing.

Updated Nov 07, 2018

Course Description

Writing effective reports is a core work skill. In the age of technology it is still one of the most important means of communication. This course explores some of the key factors that make a report EFFECTIVE. It provides a step-by-step guide to writing a report, from planning through to revising/editing. You'll find the course valuable if you're using a word processing package, typewriter or pen!

Learning Objectives

Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills to:

  • Write clear, action oriented objectives for a report 
  • Identify essential and desirable content 
  • Structure the report effectively, using appropriate numbering and ""signposting"" techniques 
  • Write reports clearly and economically 
  • Project an image appropriate to the report 
  • Make effective use of visuals 
  • Revise and edit your work effectively 

Course Contents

  • Why Reports
  • Anatomy of a Report
  • Preparing
  • Numbering
  • Drafting
  • Visuals
  • Revising
  • Including: Check my Understanding Tests and Full Course Test

Course Duration

90-120 minutes