Workshop objectives include:
- Learn the value of good written communications.
- Develop paragraphs that introduce, connect, develop, and conclude some part of an idea.
- Prepare reports and proposals that inform, persuade, and provide information.
- Learn how to proofread your work so you are confident it is clear, concise, complete, and correct.
- Provide an opportunity to apply these skills in real work applications.
Becoming a Good Writer
To begin, participants will learn ways to become a good writer. Participants will also learn the four C’s of good writing.
The Rules of Writing
Next, participants will learn the nine rules of report writing.
The Readability Index
This session will teach participants how to use the Gunning Fog Index.
Next, participants will learn how to create topic sentences for paragraphs.
During this session, participants will explore ways to create emphasis.
Unity and Coherence
This session will teach participants how to create unity in their report.
Active and Passive Voice
Next, participants will look at the differences between the active and passive voice.
The Stages of Report Writing
The bulk of the second day will be spent exploring the four stages of report writing: investigation, planning, writing, and revising.
During this session, participants will look at the additional components of a formal report.
How to Use Headings
This session will provide a brief introduction to laying out a report.
Charts and Graphs
Next, participants will learn the right way to add charts and graphs to their report.
During this session, participants will learn how writing a proposal is different from writing a report.
The Finishing Touches
This session will look at finishing touches for a report, including steps in the persuasion process, how to design your message, and how to deal with tough questions.
To wrap up the workshop, participants will peer edit each others’ work.
At the end of the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.