Guidelines for compiling a report
Below are some general guidelines to follow when compiling a report:
- Ensure you have adequately planned your report prior to beginning to write it.
Determine the most effective data gathering method for each individual situation.
Ensure that all data gathering issues are confidential in nature.
Do a thorough background investigation of the issue and read various resources to assist you in your data gathering.
Ensure that your data gathering methods are correct and in line with your organisations’ policies and procedures.
Ensure that your sources include subject experts, managers, employees, learners, ETD Practitioners, workplace sills plans, training records, course evaluations, and learner records when focusing on skills audit reports.
Interpret the data you have gathered in a scientific manner, so that your conclusions and recommendations are based on the correct information.
Ensure that you have appropriate appendices.
Include a glossary of terms for any unusual terms, industry specific acronyms or technical terms. (E.g. SAQA, NQF, etc.)
Ensure all information is compiled in a user friendly and professional format.