Course objectives include:
* Learn the value of good written communications.
* Develop paragraphs that introduce, connect, develop, and conclude some part of an idea.
* Prepare reports and proposals that inform, persuade, and provide information.
* Learn how to proofread your work so you are confident it is clear, concise, complete, and correct.
* Provide an opportunity to apply these skills in real work applications.
This Writing Reports & Proposals Course is ideal for those who want to improve their wrtten communication. Tips, tricks and tools to help your reports and proposals stand out.
Duration: One Day: 9am - 4:30pm
This one day course is 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 course will help you to identify the range of this kind of writing, the forms it takes, and the persuasive techniques it requires.
Introduction and Course Overview
Facilitator will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing
what will take place during the course. Students will also have an opportunity to identify
their personal learning objectives.
Becoming a Good Writer
To begin, participants will learn ways to become a good writer. Participants will also
learn the four C’s of good writing.
The Rules of Writing
Next, participants will learn the nine rules of report writing.
The Readability Index
This session will teach participants how to use the Gunning Fog Index.
Next, participants will learn how to create topic sentences for paragraphs.
During this session, participants will explore ways to create emphasis.
Unity and Coherence
This session will teach participants how to create unity in their report.
Active and Passive Voice
Next, participants will look at the differences between the active and passive voice.
The Stages of Report Writing
We will be spent exploring the four stages of report writing: investigation, planning,
writing, and revising.
During this session, participants will look at the additional components of a formal
How to Use Headings
This session will provide a brief introduction to laying out a report.
Charts and Graphs
Next, participants will learn the right way to add charts and graphs to their report.
During this session, participants will learn how writing a proposal is different from
writing a report.
The Finishing Touches
This session will look at finishing touches for a report, including steps in the persuasion
process, how to design your message, and how to deal with tough questions.
To wrap up the course, participants will peer edit each others’ work.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out
an action plan.
About the courses
The workshops are a fun & entertaining learning experience. We highlight skills throughout the course and provide practical information on solving current issues and situations. By applying the information personally to each of the participants we help provide real solutions for each individual.
The way we deliver
We discuss with participants what they would like to obtain from each course. This way the facilitator knows exactly what information will be useful to each individual. It also means each course is custom made to suit the individuals at the course and our participants can learn more at a quicker pace without covering material that may not be required. By learning from each other within the course the participants can take real skills back to the workplace.
This helps everyone make the most of the training. Here are some additional details on why many people choose a Paramount course.
Why Paramount courses are better courses
-Motivational and professional trainers
-Lunch and refreshments provided
-We combine entertainment with training
-Every course is custom designed to suit the participants
-We provide professional and useful manuals to keep as a reference
What can you expect?
-A fun and entertaining session
-Useful skills you can use straight away
-A friendly trainer with personal attention
-A certificate for each participant that attends
-Experienced help and assistance in the specialised training areas