Effective Report Writing

SCHEDULE

November 15 to November 16 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register

COURSE AIMS

Different techniques and strategies will be covered on the course that addresses the difficulties of thinking through and writing a report. It covers the principles of preparing, organising ideas, writing and editing and proofreading business reports. There is also focus on how to present data in a reader-friendly and visually appealing manner. The delegates will be introduced to a number of ideas and practical skills which will help in presenting logical, accurate and well-reasoned reports which appeal to the readers.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE?

The course is for anyone who is responsible for writing and preparing well written reports supporting different aspects of business.

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM THE COURSE?

  • Understand the documentation triangle
  • Learn how to focus on the needs of the reader
  • Know how to include only what is relevant in a report
  • Develop skills to be more concise when writing
  • Learn strategies to improve the structure and organisation of your writing
  • Know the correct format and presentation of reports, graphs and visual aids
  • Analyse the subject matter and choose the key information which will put the message across concisely and clearly

SAMPLE COURSE CONTENT

Below is an example of the course content. The content can be ‘tailored’ to meet the exact requirements of the client.

Business Writing
  • The Documentation Triangle
  • The Four Stages of Writing
  • The Art of Good Writing
    • Clear
    • Concise
    • Formal
    • Simple
    • Specific
Report Writing
  • The Different Types of Reports
  • The Characteristics of Reports
  • The Sections of Reports
  • The Stages of Report Writing
Researching
  • Defining the Purpose of the Report
  • Who is the Report Being Written for?
  • Brainstorming The Topic
  • Determining The Scope Of The Report
  • Organising Ideas
  • Relevance to the Reader
Planning the Report
  • The Benefits of a Well-structured Report
  • Choosing How to Present the Ideas
  • How to be Convincing
  • How to be Professional
  • Determining Tone and Style
  • Choosing Appropriate Language
Writing the Report
  • The Importance of Drafting the Report
  • Sections and Sub-sections
  • Generic Frameworks
  • Writing a Beginning, Middle and an End for Your Report
  • Organising the Text Down to Paragraph Level
  • Organising the Information in Chronological Manner
  • Paragraphs and Sentences
  • Structuring Complex
  • Numbering System
  • Conclusions and recommendations.
  • Use of Appendices
  • The Glossary
  • How to Reference
Presenting the Report
  • Graphical Information
    • Data
    • Figures
    • Tables
    • Illustrations
  • Report guidelines

METHODOLOGY OF TRAINING

The foundation of our training is anchored in activity-based experiential learning. This methodology takes into consideration different learning and communication styles, and more importantly language and cultural differences. It is through active participation that the adoption and application of theory is expedited.

Our training team pays careful attention to planning and designing effective instructional methods essential for the transfer of knowledge. It is the creative skill of our management trainers and consultants that reveal untapped skills of the delegates through:

  • Group discussion
  • Individual and syndicate activities
  • Individual and group tasks
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Audio and video evaluation
  • Action planning
  • Experiential learning games
  • Presentations
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