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Writing on Computer
Course Description 

The aim of this course is to improve understanding of what is involved in writing reports, and to develop and enhance report writing skills.

 

Throughout the course you will examine and explore the skills required to produce effective reports. This will include how to achieve an appropriate style and tone, how to construct the narrative, and how to write effectively and clearly for specific audiences and purposes.

 

Aims:

To improve understanding of what is involved in writing reports, and to develop and enhance report writing skills.

At the end of the session, you will have:

  • an enhanced awareness of the nature and requirements of the target audience in order to practice writing skills and techniques that are appropriate to that audience, and to the purpose of the report

  • developed skills in report writing to ensure the required outcomes are clearly and effectively expressed

  • developed an enhanced understanding of structuring reports appropriately (depending on the report subject, purpose and audience)

  • developed skills in creating a logical and lucid narrative within the appropriate framework and structure of the report

  • developed the ability to write succinctly and clearly, while ensuring that key messages are conveyed unambiguously

  • developed the ability to self-assess, including proof-reading skills, and the ability to identify strengths and weaknesses in one’s own report

  • demonstrated writing skills, and the capacity to learn from experience and adopt revised practices in writing

  • developed an understanding of technical and stylistic aspects of writing, including punctuation, spelling, structuring sentences and paragraphs, grammar, style (including appropriate ranges of vocabulary to suit the purpose, audience, and register) in order to improve writing skills

  • developed skills in incorporating and optimising the benefit of graphics and other non-verbal materials in a report

After the course you will be offered one-to-one coaching to support the development of real-world board papers.

Report Writing

This course is designed to enhance your ability to produce effective board and other reports. You will examine and explore the skills required to produce effective reports.

 

This will include how to achieve an appropriate style and tone, how to construct the narrative, and how to write effectively and clearly for specific audiences and purposes. After the course you will be offered one-to-one coaching to support the development of real-world board papers.

Report Writing
Anchor 1
Course Curriculum
Welcome to the course
General Principles
Clarity Graphics 
Writing the summary, discussion section and recommendations
Report writing workbook and resources 

Live course

Dates to be set for 2023, register your interest below

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Meet your trainer

Simon

Simon is a retired lecturer, with experience in further and higher education. Simon read English at the University of Bristol and was awarded his PhD in medieval English studies at Cambridge.

He has taught English (including linguistics) at tertiary and degree level for many years. Simon has published several academic works, as well as prose fiction and a literary/linguistic blog.

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