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Business Writing: Reports and Proposals

Discover how the 3x3 writing plan can help you write top quality proposals and reports.
SKU: P5871EN
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This course presents solid, logical techniques for writing two crucial business documents—proposals and reports. It covers the various types of business reports and proposals, their structure, purpose and content, as well as professional models of reports written by seasoned experts. It is designed to show the student the basic components of each kind of business report and proposal in use today, including formal and informal formats.


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the four types of informational reports
  • Discuss the four types of analytical reports
  • Identify the components of informal proposals
  • Describe the special components of formal proposals
  • Examine the differences between business reports and proposals
  • Discuss formal and informal proposals


Course Outline:

  • Overview
  • Two kinds of reports: informational and analytical
  • Informational Reports
    •        Organization
    •        Types of informational reports
  • Analytical Reports
    •        Organization
    •        Types of analytical reports
  • Proposals
    •        Components of informal proposals
    •        Special components of formal proposals
  • Writing Formal Reports
    •        Components of a formal report
    •        Elements of a good introduction
  • Final Writing Tips
    •        Common problems
    •        Checklist for preparing a formal report


Target Audience:

Managers, Supervisors, Employees



1 hour



Hybrid / Mobile, Audio

Products specifications
Course Language English
Length Range 31 - 60 Minutes
Length (Hours) 0.83
Course Features Accessible
Course Features Audio
Course Features Mobile
Course Features NASBA CPE - QAS Self Study
NASBA CPE Credits 1.0
Module Number(s) 12572EN