Reports play an important part in the life of many professional people: they are a link between writer, colleagues, and clients worldwide. Reading and writing reports occupies a considerable proportion of working time, particularly for senior staff. Yet many professionals (including those in engineering and technology) lack confidence in their report-writing skills and feel that their credibility suffers because their reports are not a fair reflection of their expertise.
This one-day course analyses report preparation from the earliest stages of identifying the reader and the objectives to the effective presentation of the complete document. It is a highly practical course, giving delegates the opportunity to analyse technical writing in terms of style and grammar and to assess their own and their company’s policy for the revision and checking of documents before they are issued. Methods of structuring report material are suggested and practiced.
- Identifying the readership and the report objectives
- Writing clearly and unambiguously
- Structuring the data to achieve maximum impact
- Revising and thoroughly checking the document
- Presenting the report effectively, thus achieving reader goodwill
Mode of Study
Face-to-face or virtual