Business Report Writing

Report Writing | Specialized

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Business reports are a daily fact of life in every workplace.

The style and form vary from company to company, but the core principles and best practices are the same. We teach you to write clear, well-structured reports that will be useful in any business.


Take This Course If ...

  • Reports are an important part of your job, and you want your writing to stand out for clarity, concision, and impact.
  • You want to work faster and more efficiently by identifying your goals in advance and choosing a structure that suits them.

Course Description

The Business Report Writing course teaches the skills required to write clear, explicit business reports. We focus on the structure critical to all reports, providing the fundamental knowledge you can use in any business context.

We work on five samples of your own writing. Your instructor will evaluate your work and coach you through the skills you need to learn.


When You Complete This Course ...

  • You will know how to identify your readers and tailor your work to their expectations and work goals.
  • You will understand the basic principles of report writing and how to put them to use to create impressive and easy-to-read reports.
  • You will be able to write clear, well-organized, professional business reports.

How It Works

Work Online

When you enroll, we give you access to all the online lessons and training materials. Each lesson builds on the lessons that precede it. We offer clear explanations for every part of our training and plenty of real-world examples of how to apply the skills you are learning.

Set Your Own Pace

You go at your own pace and submit assignments when you are ready. You don’t have to be online with other students or perform activities at specific times.

Instructor Feedback

Your instructor evaluates all your work, coaches you through learning the skills, and gives you personalized feedback on what you are doing well and what still needs polish. You can contact your instructor at any time if you have questions about your training, business writing, or the English language.

Certificate

When you finish the course within four months, you receive a graduation certificate.


Course Outline

Set goals.

Know your readers.

Choose strategies based on the goals and readers.

Exam 1

Write a clear, complete introduction.

State the contents of the report.

State conclusions and recommendations in the introduction.

Write the report in blocks.

Keep explanations of a subject together in one block.

Check each block for focus.

Check each block for completeness.

Open each block with a statement of the contents.

Use headings to open blocks.

Bold field or data names to identify them as blocks.

Exam 2

Create lists.

Open list blocks.

Mark the list items clearly.

Keep list items in a single list.

Keep list items in the same format.

Present information in tables when possible.

Have an organizational pattern in mind.

Use special organizational patterns for some reports.

Write to build conclusions in the reader's mind.

Write clear, complete, relevant explanations.

Use key words consistently.

Fully explain every new concept word or phrase.

Use full phrases to define words clearly.

Write a conclusion that achieves your goals.

Exam 3

Use paragraphs to organize information.

Write concisely.

Combine sentences to show relationships; separate sentences to make them clearer.

Write clear, simple, straightforward sentences.

Write strong, direct sentences.

Use words the reader will understand.

Write clearly and simply for non-technical readers

Write synopses or executive summaries to help readers.

Use your spell checker and grammar checker.

Proofread.

Exam 4


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Writing Coaching by Dr. Robert Hogan

Dr. Hogan has been training writers for 40 years in universities, colleges of business, consulting companies, and professional writing companies.

Learn more about Dr. Hogan.

Course Features

Course Materials: Online

Certificate upon Completion: Yes

Instructor Feedback: Yes

Letter of Recommendation: Yes

Lesson Count: 37

Practice Activities: 0

Exams: 4


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