University of Seychelles Programme

Report Writing


Anse Royale
Short Course
Academic Direction From
University of Seychelles
Arts and Social Development
Study Level


The course Report Writing provides instruction and practical training on different aspects of report production. It includes four modules focusing, accordingly, on distinct features of report as a business writing genre, stages of writing a report, its generic formal features and essential language rules involved.  The course caters to practitioners from different business, academic and administrative areas, as the ability to write effective reports is currently deemed as a core career enhancing competence. However, specific targeted adjustments to the course can be made to meet the necessities of certain professional groups.


As a result of their participation in this course, it is anticipated that  the learners  will be able to:

  • Understand generic features of report as a distinct genre of writing.
  • Identify basic stages in report production and associated input.
  • Identify essential formal characteristics of reports.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and vocabulary relevant for report writing
  • Construct efficient reports in their specific area.



Learning Outcomes

1.      Report as an account of information Formulate generic features of report as a distinct genre of writing.
2.      Stages of report writing Differentiate between basic stages in report production and associated input.
3.      Format of your report Describe essential formal characteristics of reports.
4.      Language of Your Report Apply proper rules of English grammar, punctuation and appropriate vocabulary to produce efficient reports.




Class participation 50%
Assignment (Writing a report) 50%


20 hours contact time


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Mrs Annie Laurette
Head of Department
Languages and Media

Anse Royale
P.O. Box 1348
Mahé, Seychelles

+248 4381222

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