Basic report writing

What is it?

This workshop is designed for anyone starting out on writing reports or beginning to create documents to present to other colleagues. 

Programme objectives

  • How to create a report structure; including choosing what sections are required.
  • How to draw together relevant content.
  • How to provide suitable evidence in an appropriate format (e.g. statistical data, subjective summaries).
  • How to, and when to, use an appendix to a report.
  • How to use Plain English and how to measure the content of a report for accessibility.
  • How to create a document which is accessible for all users, considering accessibility topics.
  • Consider the style of documents which best serve the needs of Royal Holloway.
  • Ensure reports are fit for purpose and relevant

Target audience

This workshop is designed for anyone starting out on writing reports or beginning to create documents to present to other colleagues. 

Programme components

There are many times when reports and documents need to be written. It can be confusing to know what style to use and how to choose which content should take priority.

 This workshop is aimed at all those wishing to develop their skills in how they write effective communication to inform and/or influence others. Delegates will explore a range of techniques to bring their ideas together to create reports which are relevant and pertinent to their environment.

 Delegates will consider who is the target audience of their report, the purpose of the report, who has requested the report (this may be different from the target audience) and how to create a structured document which is fit for purpose.

 Once the audience is known, then it is important to consider how to create the document. This will include an insight into Plain English, a look at the many ways language can be simplified yet more effective. The Plain English campaign materials will be used as a guide for this purpose.

Course length

Half-day course.

Programme dates

There are no scheduled upcoming events. If this is a Human Resources event, please check back soon or e-mail orgdevroyalholloway.ac.uk to join the waiting list.