Business and Report Writing

1 Day Course
Code MT012

This course has been replaced by the Report Writing for Business course.


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Planning and structuring your writing (8 topics)

  • Planning what you have to say
  • Who is your audience?
  • Generating ideas
  • Overcoming writer's block
  • Meeting the needs of your audience
  • Choosing an appropriate style for your audience
  • Structuring your message
  • Models to use

Writing clearly and concisely (2 topics)

  • Simplifying your language and sentences so that your written English has maximum impact
  • Rules for clear and concise copy

The essentials of good design (2 topics)

  • Looks do matter
  • Guidelines for laying out your report so the aesthetics reflect the quality of the content

Writing exercises (2 topics)

  • A series of writing exercises designed to reinforce the guidelines for clear and concise copy. Please bring along examples of your own work if you wish
  • How to rewrite a piece for a different audience

The fog index (4 topics)

  • Measuring the clarity of your written work
  • Examples of what works and what doesn't
  • Appealing to intelligence and business sense
  • Critiquing professional writing

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