WRITING REPORTS AND PROPOSALS

Objectives

With the proper attitude, an appreciation for how words work together and knowledge of the conventions of usage, your writing can be clear, concise, easy to read while making your work a pleasure.
At the programme’s end, you will be able to:

i. Appreciate the benefits of good written communications.

ii. Develop paragraphs that introduce, connect, develop, and conclude some part of an idea.

iii. Prepare reports and proposals that inform, persuade, and provide information.

iv. Learn how to proofread your work so you are confident it is clear, concise, complete, and correct.

v. Provide an opportunity to apply these skills in real work applications.

Who Should Attend

Anyone in the organisation empowered to generate clear, concise, correct and complete reports or proposals as part of their job responsibilities.

 

Course Description

This 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. The workshop will help you to identify the range of this kind of writing, the forms it takes, and the persuasive techniques it requires.

Duration

2 Days

 

Course Outline

MODULE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Prerequisites For Good Writing • Begin With A Want
The Rules • The Rules Of Writing

• Report Writing Practical

The Readability Index • What Is The Index?

• How To Use The Index

Paragraphing • Structuring Proper Paragraphs

• Topic Sentences And Key Words

Emphasising • What Is Emphasising?

• How To De-Emphasise Bad News

Unity & Coherence • The Concept Of Unity

• The Concept Of Coherence

Active & Passive Voice • Application Of Active & Passive Voice Functions
The Stages Of Report Writing • An Introduction
Stage 1: Investigation • Gathering Evidence

• Search Strategies

• Citing Sources

• Bibliography Exercise

Stage 2: Planning • PAFEO

• Purpose

• Audience

• Format

• Evidence

• Organisation

• Planning Exercise

Stage 3: Writing • Considerations For A Draft Report

• Creating A Report

Stage 4: Revising • Formal Reports

• Using Headings

• Charts And Graphs

Writing Proposals • 10 Steps To Proposal Writing

• Finishing Touches

• Practical Applications

• Personal Action Plan