Report writing

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Course description

Report writing:

Too many reports fail to do the job for which they are intended for one simple reason: they are too difficult to read. In this course executives and managers learn techniques to help them write more effective reports and make the most out of complex information.


Why are we writing?

  • The purpose of the report

Aiming content at the reader – what is the internal reader looking for; the external reader?

  • Tone
  • Length

Defining the model

  • What information should be included?
  • In what order?
  • How long should each section be?

Putting the model to work

  • Planning – the cornerstone of successful writing
  • How to make your information appealing to your reader
  • Being creative within the model
  • Fitting your information into the structure
  • The POWER method of writing

Doing it: Delegates will plan their own reports
Discussion and evaluation

Quiz: How well do you know the basics?
A quick look at grammar and sentence structure

Writing to communicate – some simple rules

  • Making your sentences work for you
  • How to give your writing pace
  • Getting the tone right

Doing it: Delegates will begin to write sections of their own reports

Writing against the clock

  • Getting started – recognising and overcoming barriers to writing
  • How to write more quickly
  • Setting your own deadlines

Doing it: Delegates will produce short samples of copy to a tight deadline

Getting the report out

Doing it: Delegates will brainstorm what should be in an ideal report

Additional entry requirements

The above outline is just an example of what we can deliver for you. All our in-company training is tailored to suit your specific needs, so we will design a bespoke solution to meet your objectives.

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

Course info


Can be taught anywhere in United Kingdom. Contact course provider to agree precise meeting place.


During the day


1 day


Customised to suit your needs.


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