Report writing is part of most people’s job, but it is often seen as a tedious and difficult task to accomplish.
Badly written documents with poor presentation will fail to communicate essential information and will therefore cause confusion and mistakes.
This manual will help you with your report writing skills and how to get your point across in a clear, concise and effective manner.
In it you will find information on all aspects of Report Writing. You will also be able to test your effectiveness using the self analysis questionnaires and by utilising the tried and tested methods highlighted.
- Report Writing - Introduction
- How Do You Feel About Report Writing?
- What is a Report and Why Write One?
- Effective Communication
- Barriers to Communication
- The Limitations of Written Communication
- Redundant Expressions
- Hints and tipsSome (tongue-in-cheek) advice from experts
- Business writers' biggest mistakes
- Practical Aspects of Business Writing
- Purpose and Readership
- Writing for Results
- The Fog Index
- The Writer’s Strategy
- Key Elements of Reports
- The Elements of Reports
- Preparing & Planning Reports
- Where to start
- Treatment – Planning
- Writing a Report - Execution
- Presenting Reports
- Appendix One - Report Review Form/Checklist
- Appendix Two - Further Reading
- Appendix Three – Glossary of Terms
- Appendix Four - The APA Format for a Paper or Report
- Appendix Five - APA Example
- Appendix Six - MLA FORMATTING AND STYLE GUIDE
- Appendix Seven – A Report Template
- Ideas into action