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Writing Reports and Proposals
Back This two-day course is intended to help you do the writing your job demands. If you are a manager at any level in business, government, or industry, you must write reports. Whether you want to or not, you must write to explain things, to smooth relationships, and/or to convince others of the value of some course of action. Such writing must be clear, concise, complete, and correct. It must also convey your message in a courteous tone. The workshop will help you to identify the range of this kind of writing, the forms it takes, and the persuasive techniques it requires. 

  • Becoming a Good Writer            
  • The Nine Rules of Writing
  • Readability Index          
  • Creating Proper Paragraphs       
  • Unity and Coherence     
  • Emphasis          
  • Active and Passive Voice            
  • The Stages of Report Writing                  
  • The First Stage: Investigation                             
    • Search Strategies          
    • Citing Sources  
  • The Second Stage: Planning       
  • Audience          
  • Format
    • Using the Correct Format           
    • The Direct Approach      
    • The Indirect Approach   
  • Organisation     
  • The Third Stage: Writing
    • Drafting Your Report      
    • Creating a Report          
  • The Fourth Stage: Revision        
  • Formal Reports
  • How to Use Headings     
  • Charts and Graphs        
  • Writing Proposals          
  • The Acid Test    
  • Designing your Message            
  • Dealing with Tough Questions     
  • Pre-Assignment Review