Have the chance to improve your skills in academic writing and better understand business and academic reports.
Weekly study3 hours
Report Writing at University and in the Workplace
Learn how to improve your report writing skills
On this course, you’ll have the opportunity to improve your professional and academic report writing ability.
You’ll have the chance to reflect on your previous experience of writing reports and compare those with other common assignment types, such as essays.
Along the way, you’ll be introduced to effective examples of workplace and academic reporting.
You’ll consider the organisation, style, and audience of these business and academic reports and assess their structure and purpose.
What topics will you cover?
- The structure and format of workplace and academic business reports
- Developing an appropriate style of writing
- Diagnostic/formative writing task
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify the typical expectations of writing for business courses
- Describe the structure of a typical business report
- Explain yourself in an appropriate academic/professional style of writing
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of writing and understanding business reports and case studies at college or university.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.
Who will you learn with?
James is module leader for English Business Communication and Report Writing Skills. He is also involved in other English language modules across the university.
Learning on FutureLearn
Your learning, your rules
- Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
- Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
- Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores
Join a global classroom
- Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
- Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
- Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others
Map your progress
- As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
- Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
- Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate
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If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
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