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Report Writing
5 blue stars

Margaret Greenhall (Author)

ISBN 9781849370363
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Free workbook to accompany Report Writing Skills Training Course

Flow chart for writing a report (pdf left clink to open, right to save)

Checklist for writing a report (pdf)

Questions to help set objectives to plan your report (pdf)

Empty table for planning your report resources (pdf)

Empty table to record locations for your report writing resources (pdf)

Diagrams for report writing

Example executive summaries

Example reports

Using styles and formatting to view your file and to make contents pages in word 2002 and other versions with the drop down menus.

Using styles and formatting to view your file and to make contents pages in word 2007 and other versions with the tabbed menus.

Free booklet on mindmapping



Free workbook

Click to download the free workbook, previewed below, to go alongside the book Report Writing Skills Training Course.


Examples of executive summaries:

The executive summary from the report writing skills training book. (see an image of this executive summary at the bottom of the page)

Examples from the web (not necessarily excellent examples just a flavor of different approaches). Please note we have no control over the content of other providers websites.

Commission on online protection executive summary

Reducing Greenhouse gas emissions at what cost, executive summary (click on link towards the bottom of the page).

The future of UK higher education - executive summary

NASA launch vehicles - executive summary

National capacity in forestry research - executive summary

You can find lots more example executive summaries on the web, the easiest way if to do an image search for executive summary.


Examples of reports

Examples of reports from the web (not necessarily either bad or excellent examples just a flavor of different approaches). Please note we have no control over the content of other providers websites.

Some questions to consider whilst you look through the reports:

  • What information is on the cover sheet, does it look nice?
  • Have a good look at the reports, how easy they would be to read?
  • Could you extract information quickly without reading the whole report?
  • Is there anything you don't like about the report?
  • Are there any style or navigation elements (such as tables and executive summaries) that you think work really well?
  • What type of report is it, information, research or proposal, can you identify the elements that are there (see types of reports)?
  • Is there anything you really like about the report?

Lyons enquiry into local government (scroll down on the left to download the full report as a pdf and look at eh way that same report was presented online).

Admission to UK universities report (top two links pdf or word)

Analysis of reading and spelling also browse other nfer reports

Neighbourhood nurseries, other London development agency reports

Impact of voluntary work

An example of an annual report (click on the small text link the picture on the right is flash)

Marks and Spencers annual report

CITES report on wildlife

A gadget evaluation



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Free webinar on the journey technique for improving your memory


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