How to write reports people want to read

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1.8 hours Self-paced learning

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Created with Pearson - a global leader in education

Based on the best-selling book by Neil Taylor


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Do you ever wonder how to write reports, proposals and other working life texts that people will actually read - and enjoy? This course is about how to plan, structure, and write content so that it informs, engages, and persuades your audience. Learn how to write compelling content in 7 steps!

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Who this course is for


This course is for anyone using written texts to communicate ideas, and engage and persuade audiences in the workplace.
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What you will learn

  • 1

    How to plan and write proposals, reports and other documents at work - and develop as a writer.

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    How to use a 7-step process for writing content that informs and persuades your audience.

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    How to adopt an appropriate writing style depending on who you are writing for.

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    How to write so people will actually read: how to be brief, conversational and engaging.

Created with Pearson, the global leader in education logo

Created with Pearson, the global leader in education

The course is based on the best-selling book Business Express: Writing compelling reports and proposals: Creating content that informs, engages and persuades by Neil Taylor published by Pearson. Funzi's learning experts have transformed the book into a mobile-optimized course consisting of bite-sized learning content.

This is a Funzi premium course. It has been created in partnership with Pearson, the global leader in education content.

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Course contents: 3 topics

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    Getting started Get oriented for your writing project! Learn how to take your reader into account, adopt the right writing style and keep your document easy-to-read.

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    Writing your first draft Learn the 7-step method to writing an engaging document. Check out writing techniques and tips to make your writing more conversational and memorable.

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    From first draft to the final text Go over the steps needed to polish your first draft into the final document. Learn about proofreading and improve as a writer by incorporating feedback.

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What you will get

When you complete the course you’ll earn a Funzi certificate of achievement. You can showcase your certificate by mentioning it in your CV, Linkedin profile and other professional profiles.

  • Practical skills broken down into bite-sized learning, so that you can complete the course with only 15 min/day for 1 WEEK

  • Course content in the form of text, visuals, and activities to verify your learning

  • Access to the course anytime, as long as you want, once you’ve purchased the course

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Here's what your fellow learners are saying about this course

  • “Highly educative and informative. Very interesting and challenging. Thumbs up.”

    Isiaka Tajudeen Abiodun

  • “Excellent course. Thorough, to the point. I have been equipped and I am so glad I took the course. Can't wait to apply all that I've learned. ”

    – Charity , Kenya

  • “Well laid our course - very interactive with great explainations!”

    – Catherine Munaji, Kenya

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