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Report Writing Skills Course

Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya
Start Date:
May 28, 2018
End Date:
June 1, 2018
9:00am to 5:30am


Event: Report Writing Skills Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 28th– 01st May 2018



Good ideas do not always get the attention that they deserve. Frequently, badly organized, wordy reports tend to hide important information, and the important messages are lost. We show participants a systematic approach to report writing so that they are able to write clear, logically structured reports in less time.

5 days.

The report writing training course is designed for anyone who produces reports and needs them to be understood and acted upon.

Upon completion of this training course, participants will be able to:
• To use a number of easy-to-learn report-writing techniques
• To ensure the reports are well structured, that they flow logically and look professional
• To make the reports easier to read, and therefore to understand
• To make essential parts of the report stand out
• Make it easy for different readers to navigate around the report
• To produce documents that enhances the image of both the writer and the organization

Module 1:
• Introduction to report writing
• Why a report
• Why are some reports ineffective?
• Basic principles of report writing
• Structure of business reports
Classification of reports
• Informal
• Formal
Systematic preparation/planning
• Considering the purpose
• Considering the readers
• Considering the context
• The writing rules
Logical structure
• Structuring for logical flow
• Organizing ideas
• Balance and emphasis
• Planning the content
Practice on writing the report
• Accuracy, brevity and clarity
• Tabular and graphic presentations
• Editing the report
Module 2:
Guiding the reader
• Constructing titles, headings and subheadings
• Producing effective lists
• Using visual aids and examples
Language choice
• Using plain English
• Being clear and concise
• Writing accurately
• Avoiding the passive voice
Finishing techniques
• Professional presentation
• Using a consistent format, style, layout
• Writing an executive summary
• Reproduction
• Distribution and presentation
Report Writing Exercises
• Group work
• Discussion & feedback on participants' reports

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For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814,

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Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
Email: [email protected].

Mob: +254 715 077 817 Tel: 020 211 3814
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 21st May 2018..
Send proof of payment to [email protected].


Indepth Research Services (IRES KENYA)
Indepth Research Services (IRES) is an international training and consultancy organization with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya.
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