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Writing A Report, 9th Edition: How to Prepare, Write & Present Really Effective Reports

John Bowden

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Writing skills, Prose: non-fiction, Business communication & presentation

Revised and updated 9th Edition

Now in its 9th edition, this extensively revised and updated handbook explains how you can write reports that will be: Read without unnecessary delay; Understood without undue effort; Accepted, and where applicable, acted upon; Divided into three parts, the book looks in detail firstly at the practical side of report writing: Preparation and planning; Collecting and handling information; Writing and revising; Secondly, at the creative side of report writing: Achieving a good style and choosing the correct words; Improving the overall appearance of reports; And thirdly at 23 common types of report, including: Annual reports/Appraisal reports; Audit reports Minutes/Progress reports; Student project reports/Technical reports; There is also an extensive glossary and a selection of sample reports.

Contents: List of illustrations; Preface to the ninth edition; Acknowledgments; Part 1: The practical side of report writing; 1. Preparation and planning; 2. Collecting and handling information; 3. Writing and revising your report; Part Two: The creative side of report writing; 4. A style guide to good report writing; 5. The Correct Use of English; 6. Improving the presentation of your report; Part Three: Some common types of report; Accident reports; Agendas for committee meetings; Annual reports; Appraisal reports; Audit reports;Comparative testing reports;Duty notes reports; Explanatory reports; Feasibility reports; - Informative reports; - Instructional manuals; - Interview reports; - Investigation into the financial affairs of a company; reports; - Minutes; - Process description reports; - Progress reports; Scientific reports; - Student project reports; - Systems evaluation reports; - Technical reports; - Technological reports; - Trouble-shooting reports; Appendix 1: Harvard Referencing; Appendix 2: Sample reports; Glossary; Resources; Index.

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