BOOKS: Three of a kind ... How to become an ace reporter

BOOKS: Three of a kind ... How to become an ace reporter - 30 MINUTES TO WRITE A REPORT; Patrick Forsyth; Kogan Page; pounds 3.00

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

30 MINUTES TO WRITE A REPORT; Patrick Forsyth; Kogan Page; pounds 3.00

A short and easily digested guide to report writing. It makes some helpful points on shape and structure, and offers basic advice on writing style. You may not produce the most dynamic report ever written after reading this, but you won't go far wrong either. *

PROFESSIONAL REPORT WRITING; Simon Mort; Gower; pounds 18.95

The largest and most comprehensive of the three, this book covers everything from choosing a writing style to numbering paragraphs. It's long, but its USP is examples from real reports. It makes for an illuminating read. ***

SUCCESSFUL REPORT WRITING IN A WEEK; Katharine Heritage; Hodder & Stoughton pounds 6.99

A simple and straightforward book with a welcome focus on the needs and attention span of the audience. Includes tips on planning, style and presentation, and makes suggestions about how to approach any research needed for the report. *

*** best of its kind

** could be useful

* of minor interest

none: avoid.

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