effective report writing skills

Why is this subject important?

All too often commissioning reports lack structure and are guilty of being unfocused and repetitive.
This inevitably means the message and impact are lost. If a report proves difficult to write, chances are it will be difficult to read.

How will this course help me?

Our course will take you through the practical steps of writing a sequential, powerful and rewarding report – whether it’s a short briefing note, information for providers, a tribunal or a complex investigation report.We will show you how to tackle each stage of report writing with clarity and confidence. You will understand the importance of:

  • defining the report;
  • research;
  • structure and planning;
  • writing;
  • editing; and
  • presentation

We will provide top tips for effective report writing and will also highlight the pitfalls (from common grammatical errors to word choice) and show you how to avoid them.

What will I learn?   You will learn how to:
  • plan your report effectively;
  • structure it in a way that is logical, professional and easy to navigate;
  • make use of simple design ideas to make your report look good;
  • write with confidence;
  • get your message across well;
  • understand the importance of summaries;
  • make your report easy to read and follow;
  • produce reports that make a maximum impact for both you as the writer and your organisation;
  • avoid getting stuck; and
  • ultimately, save time.

“Anyone who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid”

HF Fowler and FG Fowler,
The King’s English, 1906



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