Effective Communication Skills

Audit Report Writing

Course Overview:
This course reviews the basics in audit report writing. It starts with an overview of the process of obtaining the information that becomes the guts of the report by drafting completely and objectively. Once that is done then the participant will learn how to create a template to prepare the first draft. Finally the course looks at developing a writing style through appropriate syntax and diction. A number of syntax and diction tips are offered.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, the course participant should be able to:

  • List objective writing tips.
  • Create a department-specific template to facilitate the writing process.
  • Develop a clear, concise vocabulary for documenting audit reports.
  • Define syntax and diction.
  • Identify syntax and diction tips.
  • List the six principles of headings.

  • Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


    Speaker / Author:

    Philip Vassallo, Ed.D. has developed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for a wide range of managerial, administrative, and technical professionals in corporate, government, and academic environments. He has also taught writing and presentation skills on the graduate and undergraduate university levels, most recently for the Beijing International MBA program at Peking University.

    He has served as an essay and speech evaluator for the Educational Testing Service on standardized tests such as the Graduate Record Examination, College Level Examination Placement, Graduate Management Admissions Test, and the Test of Spoken English. He also has provided writing coaching and assessment services for numerous corporate employees.

    Dr. Vassallo is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, on writing efficiently; The Art of On-the-Job Writing, on work-related writing; The Art of E-Mail Writing, on business e-mail; The Inwardness of the Outward Gaze, on philosophy and teaching; and The Choice Movement and Educational Equity, on education. He also writes Words on the Line, a column and a blog on effective writing. He has contributed to many literary and educational publications, and to books by McGraw-Hill, St. Martin’s Press, and Simon & Schuster. Ten of his plays have been staged in New York and elsewhere, and he has won or been a finalist in several state and national playwriting competitions.

    Dr. Vassallo holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Baruch College, a master’s in education from Lehman College, and a doctorate in educational theory from Rutgers University. He is a past president of the New Jersey College English Association.

    Price (USD)

    Standard: $49.90


    Course Code : 99VAS01

    Length : 1hr 40min
    Course Level : Basic
    Course Type : New Standards
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Format Type : eLearning
    Mobile Compatible
    Field Of Study : Communications & Marketing

    Theme : Effective Communication Skills

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