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Welcome to the course

A warm welcome to Report Writing at University and in the Workplace.

In this short course, we will look at business report writing as a type of assessment that you will often see in your university career.

Report writing is a key skill for business students, so it is important that you practise and improve. We will explore why people write business reports at work and university, how business reports are often organised, and the type of language that people use.

By the end of this short course, you should be more familiar with the purpose, structure and typical language of business reports written at university and in the workplace.

We look forward to exploring these topics with you over the next two weeks as well as providing you with tools to understand how you might improve your own area of practice.

This week, we will explore the following questions:

  • What are the main features of an academic business report?
  • How is an academic business report organised?

This short course is the introductory two-week course for the program in English Business Communications and Report Writing Skills, which forms part of the BA International Business online degree at Coventry University, delivered on FutureLearn.

Meet the team

Your lead educator is James Henry, lecturer in English at Coventry University. James has been teaching English language skills to business students at Coventry University for over 10 years and has also taught English as a foreign language in Italy, Turkey and China.

You can follow James by selecting the above link to his FutureLearn profile page. That way, you’ll be able to see all the comments that he makes.

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Report Writing at University and in the Workplace

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