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Category

Business Skills

Course type

Personal Development

Cost per individual

£250 +VAT
Public course

Cost per course

£995 +VAT
Client site, max 10 individuals

Duration

1 Day

Full/Part time

Part Time

Provider

ITS SmartStyle Training

Dates and Locations

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This course is intended for people who need to focus on report writing, as opposed to general business writing and is suitable for people who need to write effective, well structured reports. Appropriate for both those new to report writing and also those who want to polish their technique. The course looks both at the mechanics of writing reports and at recognised professional writing techniques.

Objectives:

To furnish attendees with the skills to plan, structure, draft and edit effective, readable and professional reports using plain English techniques.

Course Preparation:

If possible, it is an excellent idea for delegates to bring examples of the types of written reports that they will be required to create following their attendance on the course.

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Module One - Preparation & Planning
  • Key Steps & ABC Analysis
  • Report Objectives & Terms of Reference
  • “Knowing Your Audience”
  • Outlining Content
  • Organising & Structuring Arguments
  • The 4 Key Sections
  • Additional Report Sections
Module Two - Image & Impact
  • Creating a Professional Image
  • Using the Right Words & Phrases
    • Projecting a Positive Message
    • Passive vs Active Language
    • Unnecessary Words & Jargon
    • Informal vs Formal Words
Module Three - Drafting the Report
  • Making it Readable
  • Punctuation Good Practice
  • 5 Step Drafting Technique
Module Four - Proofreading & Editing
  • Checking & Amending
  • Techniques for Proofreading
  • Commonly Confused Words

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