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.

This course is for you if…

You need to write reports at work.


After taking this workshop you should be able to:

  • 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

Workshop Outline

Report-writing fundamentals

  • Understanding different types of report
  • Direct and indirect structures
  • Organising your material

Planning your report

  • Writing purpose statements
  • Analysing your audience
  • Considering the context

Organising information

  • Selecting information
  • Using visuals to organise information

Writing your report

  • Writing effective paragraphs
  • Linking information
  • Making your report coherent and cohesive

Reporting information and data

  • Guidelines for using diagrams
  • Displaying data
  • Writing facts
  • Using infographics

Sections of a report

  • Logical conclusions
  • Making recommendations
  • Your case study

Making your report readable 

  • Using plain English
  • Simplifying jargon
  • Keeping in short and simple

Editing and reviewing your report

  • 7 Cs of report writing
  • Correcting common grammar errors
  • Reviewing your case studies

Course Information

Public Training Dates 2020
March 9-10 July 23-24 September 24-25

Length: 2 days

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Course Fees: S$954.44 (including GST)