Module 1: Characteristics of an Effective Information Report
- Reader’s vs. writer’s perspective
- Showcasing information effectively
Module 2: Making Sure the Information is Relevant to Your Readers
- Identifying the report’s purpose and scope
- Conducting a reader analysis: what information do they need to know?
- Creating an information outline: what is and what is not relevant?
Module 3: Organizing and Supporting Information
- Deciding what pattern to use for organizing your report
- Determining how to convey the information
- Incorporating chart and diagrams
- Choosing between talking and topic captions
Module 4: Ensuring Information Quality and Accuracy
- Reviewing for accuracy
- Avoiding plagiarism and ensuring confidentiality
- Guidelines for citing information sources
- Checklist and templates for content and copy editing
The interactive format offers techniques, discussions, hands-on practice and constructive feedback from the program leader. You’ll also receive tips and tools for writing reports that are professional in both format and content.