Report Writing

In spite of the vast developments in technology, written reports are still the major channel for the communication of information in most organisations today.

It is essential, therefore, that any form of written communication is researched thoroughly and the information is collated into a cohesive, factual and unbiased document.

Programme Duration

One Day

Session One:

Participants receive formal instruction in the main aspects of report writing

Session Two:

Practical exercises

Number of delegates

Twelve to fifteen maximum

Programme Objectives

At the end of the programme, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of language and words
  • Know the principles and rules which apply to effective writing
  • Put data and ideas into a planned format
  • Understand the main components of a report and their respective functions

Programme Content

  • The fundamentals of written communications
  • Common faults and mistakes in written reports
  • Types of reports
  • The objectives of report writing
  • The main elements of a report
  • Readership analysis
  • The collection of information
  • Overcoming writer’s block: getting started
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Presentation and graphic devices

Programme Preparation

If possible the Tutor would like to see some samples of non-confidential reports prepared by staff members and the delegates prior to the programme.

All reports will be viewed in private and returned after the programme.