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Session Schedule Location Tuition Status
Oct 25 - Oct 27, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Wed-Fri
Washington , DC $899 G
Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $899 O
May 22 - May 24, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $899 O
Jul 10 - Jul 12, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $899 O
Sep 24 - Sep 26, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Mon-Wed
Washington , DC $899 O
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Course overview

Produce reports that incorporate the best practices highlighted in the Plain Writing Act of 2010. Pinpoint your readers' needs, choose the right style and tone, and organize your content and research into a format that enhances your main points.

This course aligns with the following DoD financial management competencies:
DoD FM CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Written Communication (Lead Self) N/A 18

Who should attend?

Individuals who need to write clear, concise and well-organized reports.

Learning outcomes

  • Define the purpose and scope of a report according to the needs of the reader
  • Organize and outline material
  • Write sentences and paragraphs that follow principles of clear, concise government writing
  • Format report data according to the purpose of the report
  • Write a report that will be immediately clear to the reader
  • Revise and edit reports according to the principles of effective writing

Course outline

Syllabus -- Report Writing, WRIT7020D, Grad. School, USDA

Day one of three:

  • Introduction

  • Report Classifications

  • Planning and Organizing Short Reports

  • Planning and Organizing Long Reports

Day two of three

  • General Writing Principles

  • Editing Procedures

  • Active, Passive, and Linking Verbs

  • Parallel Structure

Day three of three

  • Graphics and Layout

  • When to Use Graphics

  • Where to Place Graphics in a Report

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