Writing Reports and Proposals
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 end of Writing Reports and Proposals programme, 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.
Writing Reports and Proposals is a programme 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 programme will help you to identify the range of this kind of writing, the forms it takes, and the persuasive techniques it requires.
|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
• 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