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Course Duration

2 day(s)

Course Fee

(includes course material, lunch and light refreshments)

Course Schedule

02/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
17/09/2015 - 18/09/2015
10/11/2015 - 11/11/2015
08/12/2015 - 09/12/2015

Course Location

The Irish Times Building, 24 - 28 Tara Street, Dublin 2

This course can also be offered on a tailored in-company basis.

“This was a fantastic course.  I learned a huge amount which will benefit me greatly in terms of negotiating my daily work.”

The aim of this course is to enable participants to produce sharper and shorter reports in less time, that are direct and easily understood by the reader. Participants should bring samples of reports they have written or the types of reports they will be expected to produce.

Course Benefits

  • Write and edit reports with greater purpose
  • Approach report writing in a systematic manner
  • Organise information gathering in a time-efficient and logical manner
  • Structure documents using a hassle-free scripting process
  • Plan the report presentation to maximise impact and advertise your professionalism
  • Prepare reports to withstand hostile readings

Course Programme

  • Identifying the principles of effective report writing
  • Analysing sample reports
  • Profiling the target readerships
  • Planning and clarifying the terms of reference
  • Preparing the process: the writer, the reader and the information
  • Time managing the reporting process
  • Selecting relevant information
  • Deciding on layout and the most effective use of each report section
  • Differentiating between fact, analysis and opinion
  • Developing a reader-friendly writing style
  • Writing clear, concise sentences
  • Concluding and recommending within the agreed remit

Participants should bring reports they have written and/or those they will be expected to produce.

What's Next?
Chairing Meetings
Minute Taking

Report Writing


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