Course covers unit standards 12153 and 110023 at NQF level 4 worth 11 credits
Report writing skills
The functions of communication
Barriers to effective communication
Report writing skills – Sentences; tips on joining words and punctuation
Some common report writing faults to avoid
Writing good paragraphs
Transitions and ordering the parts
Overcoming writer’s block: subjectivity; objectivity and bias
Writing of: project proposals and technical reports
Project progress report template
Revising and editing
Writing and improving the quality of business and technical reports.
Compile technical reports ensuring content and format are appropriate.
Discuss the focus of the report – deciding on correct content.
Meeting reporting deadlines.
How to select, format, structure and layout reports:including headings, bullets and numbering.
Ensure the document sequence is logical and meaningful.
How to present information differently: text, graphs, tables, flow charts and diagrams.
Organising and structuring a technical text appropriately.
Presenting the same information in different ways.
Topic or subject matter
Purpose of the report
Scope of the report
Section identification systems
Table of contents
Stages of report production
Structuring the report