When faced with writing a report it can be quite tempting to plunge in, start typing and decide what to include as you go along. There’s often a tendency, perhaps because of time constraints or poor time management, to bypass the process of clearly thinking through and planning what we want to achieve and the scope of what we’re going to write. Not to mention ignoring the question of who will be reading it. It’s perhaps no surprise then that forgoing this stage can substantially impact not only the effectiveness and success of the document you produce, but also how long it takes you to compose and complete it.
This workshop offers advice and guidance on what to consider when planning your report and how best to formulate ideas that will accurately and concisely reflect it’s purpose and your objectives in writing it.
Duration – 1 day
- The four stages of the writing process
- Structuring your report
- Considering your audience
- Developing a good writing style
- Passive vs active voice
- Sentence and paragraph construction
- Choosing your language style
- Being concise
- Jargons and clichés
- Formatting your report – maximising visual clarity
- Developing a check list
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