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Writing Reports & Proposals
April 14 @ 8:30 am - April 15 @ 4:00 pm$599
Course Duration, Method: 2 days (8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), Instructor-Led Training
This two-day workshop 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 write to explain things, to smooth relationships, and to convince others of the value of some course of action. Writing must be clear, concise, complete, and correct. It must also convey your message in a courteous tone. As a result, this workshop will help you to identify the range of this kind of writing, the forms it takes, and the persuasive techniques it requires.Read More
Workshop objectives include:
- Learn the value of good written communications.
- Develop paragraphs that introduce, connect, develop, and conclude some part of an idea.
- Prepare reports and proposals that inform, persuade, and provide information.
- Learn how to proofread your work so you are confident it is clear, concise, complete, and correct.
- Provide an opportunity to apply these skills in real work applications.
Becoming a Good Writer
To begin, participants will learn ways to become a good writer. Participants will also learn the four C’s of good writing.
The Rules of Writing
Next, participants will learn the nine rules of report writing.
The Readability Index
This session will teach participants how to use the Gunning Fog Index.
Next, participants will learn how to create topic sentences for paragraphs.
During this session, participants will explore ways to create emphasis.
Unity and Coherence
This session will teach participants how to create unity in their report.
Active and Passive Voice
Next, participants will look at the differences between the active and passive voice.
The Stages of Report Writing
The bulk of the second day will be spent exploring the four stages of report writing: investigation, planning, writing, and revising.
During this session, participants will look at the additional components of a formal report.
How to Use Headings
This session will provide a brief introduction to laying out a report.
Charts and Graphs
Next, participants will learn the right way to add charts and graphs to their report.
During this session, participants will learn how writing a proposal is different from writing a report.
The Finishing Touches
This session will look at finishing touches for a report, including steps in the persuasion process, how to design your message, and how to deal with tough questions.
To wrap up the workshop, participants will peer edit each others’ work.
At the end of the workshop, learners will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.