Reports that Work

Good decisions come from good reports. The best reports earn the writer respect and achieve an appropriate, positive response.

This workshop guides you through the essential skills for planning, structuring, writing and checking all of your reports at work. Throughout the course you will work on a case study, putting the skills you pick up into practice immediately.

Who should attend?

Anyone who needs to write reports at work.


  • Write reports which are clear, well-structured and convincing
  • edit your own reports and save yourself time
  • project a more professional image through your report writing

Course Outline


  • What makes a good report?
  • Understanding different types of report
  • Reports vs proposals
  • Your report writing strengths and challenges

Structuring your report

  • Exploring two report structures
  • Identifying each section
  • Organising your material
  • Including a table of contents

Case Study

  • Planning your report

Writing a Report

  • Writing facts and describing data
  • Presenting information clearly
  • Using and selecting diagrams
  • Coming to logical conclusions
  • Making persuasive recommendations
  • Writing your introduction

Case Study

  • Writing the first draft of your report

Making it Readable

  • Focusing on your readers
  • The 6 Cs of report writing
  • Using plain English
  • Avoiding redundancy and repetition
  • Linking information
  • Making your report cohesive

Editing your report

  • Understanding past tenses
  • Selecting the right tense for each section
  • Using active and passive voices
  • Correcting common grammatical errors

Case Study

  • Editing your report and making it readable


  • Reviewing your case studies
  • Peer and trainer feedback
  • Action plan

Course Information

Public Training Dates 2019
February 25-26 May 6-7
August 26-27 November 14-15

Length: 2 days

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Course Fees: S$954.44 (including GST)