Universal Class: Over 500 Online Certificate Courses
 

Online Class: Report Writing 101


$50.00
no certificate
- OR -
$75.00
with CEU Certificate*
Start Right Now!
Taking multiple courses? Save with our platinum program.
 
 
 

Course Description

Organizing and writing reports for business can take up a lot of valuable time and money.  Yet, they are a necessary evil used to explain and or justify expenses, events, accidents, propose policy changes, and document numerous other activities within a company.   Reports can point out problems and offer solutions.  They can be used to explain costs or to receive an increase in budget.  In addition, when written as a proposal, they can generate new projects and income for a company by bringing in business from another.

That said, not everyone is a writer or even likes to write. Being left with the task of creating a report can seem like a punishment akin to torture.   Staring at a blank screen or a blank piece of paper with no idea of how to start or --once you do start -- figuring out what needs to be included can be a nightmare all of its own.  

This course was designed for business professionals who are tasked with writing reports and proposals.  The goal of this course is to take the difficulty out of writing these reports and then teach how to write them efficiently and effectively.  

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Organize reports to make writing them easier and less time consuming using the report pyramid

  • Identify the information that should be include in a report and gain the readers' attention

  • Present the information, as well as how to be convincing and persuasive when writing reports

  • Create reports that achieve their desired goal or intended impact

  • Write informal, semi-formal, and formal reports

  • Edit the reports you write

  • Add illustrations to reports

  • Create a list of references or a bibliography for a report

  • Create a table of contents

  • And more

This course is divided into twelve lessons to ensure that each topic is covered fully and that you have all the information you need to learn.    Although you are not required to write an actual report in order to successfully complete this course, you will be required to identify all aspects of a report, determine what information should go into different types of reports, and structure your own reports.   From there, writing a report will be as easy as filling in the blanks.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

  • Organize reports to make writing them easier and less time consuming using the report pyramid
  • Identify the information that should be included in a report and gain the readers’ attention
  • Present the information, as well as how to be convincing and persuasive when writing reports
  • Create reports that achieve their desired goal or intended impact
  • Write informal, semi-formal, and formal reports
  • Edit the reports you write
  • Add illustrations to reports
  • Create a list of references or a bibliography for a report
  • Create a table of contents
  • And more

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.

Grading Policy

Several lessons will be accompanied by a written assignment and a brief quiz  . Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what report writing actually entails.
  • Describe perfecting your writing style.
  • Know using correct and consistent spelling and abbreviations.
  • Demonstrate writing the report.
  • Describe informal reports.
  • Describe semi-formal reports.
  • Describe semi-formal reports.
  • Describe formal reports, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introduction1
Assignment 1A - Review the Report Pyramid1
Exam 110
Assignment 215
Exam 210
Assignment 320
Exam 38
Assignment 41
Exam 49
Write an Incident Report - Assignment 550
Exam 510
Progress Completion Report - Assignment 650
Exam 610
Write a Test and Lab Report - Assignment 7100
Exam 79
Investigation and Evaluation Report - Assignment 850
Exam 810
Suggestion Report Writing - Assignment 950
Exam 99
Assignment 105
Exam 108
Assignment 115
Exam 1110
Assignment 1225
Exam 1210
The Final Exam57
Total Points:543

Related Articles

Follow Us Online
  • Follow us on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on YouTube
UniversalClass.com
© Copyright 1999-2020 Universal Class™ All rights reserved.