Effective Report Writing Techniques

A technical report is more than a mere representation of facts pertaining to a situation. An effective report can move people towards taking a desired course of action. Moreover, the quality of a report can influence how its subject matter is perceived by the reader. In this course, we will describe the different types of reports. We will master the structuring and scoping of reports, from conception to completion. We will also learn to write for our specific audience with a tangible sense of purpose. Finally, we will discover a logical approach towards developing visual aids to support our representation of the facts, conclusions and recommendations that comprise the report.

Awarding Body

London Institute of
Business & Technology

Duration

5 Days
25 Hours

Start Date

All Year Around

Study Mode

Classroom OR
Distance Learning

By the end of this programme, the participant will be able to:

  • Write purposeful business and technical reports that meet readers’ requirements
  • Utilize different templates and report types to achieve reporting objectives
  • Generate reliable conclusions effectively by researching, analyzing and organizing information
  • Provide evidence-backed recommendations to support management decision making
  • Use visual aids appropriately to support the presentation of information
  • Apply advanced methodologies to make every report a winning report
  • The report writing process
    • Report writing overview
    • 5 easy steps to report writing
    • Understanding your audience
    • Articulating intended purpose
    • Planning content and style
    • Employing essential writing building blocks
    • Business writing: express or impress?
  • Reporting structure
    • Structuring tools
    • Arranging different sections of a report
    • Writing captivating introductions
    • Conducting research and analysis
    • Delivering evidence-backed findings
    • Deriving unbiased conclusions
    • Tools and methodologies for deriving recommendations
    • Bringing it all together: a cohesive and coherent report
    • Story telling elements
  • Report types and templates
    • Recognizing different reporting structures
    • Matching reports to situations
    • 6 reporting types
      • Investigative reports
      • Progress and status reports
      • Periodic reports
      • Instructional reports
      • Proposals
      • Financial reports
    • Reporting templates
  • The power of visual aids
    • Using visual aids
    • Principles for designing visual aids
    • Recognizing different visual aids
    • The role of visual aids
    • Applying principles of design
    • Using images, diagrams, graphs, charts and tables for impact
    • Integrating visual aids into a report
    • Essential visual aid checklist
  • Reports that win
    • Elements of winning reports
    • Using writing tone effectively
    • Applying scientific tools and methodologies
    • Mastering the ‘so what?’
    • Building rapport
    • Mastering editing techniques

All those who are required to prepare technical reports (engineers, safety officers, technicians, accountants, managers etc.).

5-day training programme – 1,790 USD

How many students are there in a classroom?

It depends on how many would enroll per intake. Even if the number of students are just 1, we still continue with the training as planned. The maximum number of students we will have in a classroom is 10.

Can I request a date that is convenient for me?

Absolutely! We will arrange the training that is convenient for you. The training date is completely customizable.

Can I change the course content?

Yes, if the contents of the course needs to be changed, please let us know. We will communicate with you and get a course outline that works for you finalized.

Does it matter which industry I work at?

It really doesn’t. We take cases and discuss them to cover your industry. If you need the course to be customized and tailored to your industry, we can also do that. You’d have to let us know in advance by filling out the form below.

(The fees include coffee breaks, study materials and working lunches daily)

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