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Audit Report Writing Boot Camp

SKU:SM-1005025
Format: In-Person Seminar
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Description:

Audit Report Writing Boot Camp

This two-day seminar is comprised of the building blocks of writing that are essential in achieving results.

Attendees will learn to determine audience and purpose, mind mapping, building a transparent structure, cutting the clutter, making sentences make sense, parallel construction, efficient editing and active/passive voice.

You also will master topics specific to audit reports by evaluating audit report writing samples, creating an audit Issue and Recommendation (I&R), agreement with antecedents, proofreading your report, and effective emails.

Bonus: Attendees receive The Gregg Reference Manual.


Agenda
The Building Blocks of Writing to Achieve Results
  • Discover the building blocks of writing to achieve results in audit reports
  • Use the building blocks for evaluating all forms of writing in audit reports
  • Fixing the Macro before addressing the micro
  • Understand the importance of following a writing process in audit report writing
Writing Basics: Determining Audience and Purpose
  • Review the principles of good writing
  • Identify your audience
  • Be clear about your purpose
  • Identify the essential information the audience needs given your purpose
  • Determine how to communicate as clearly and concisely as possible
  • Understand the importance of word choice
  • Seek feedback before you send to the reader
  • Writing from a viewing point vs. a point of view
Mindmapping: Organizing for Results
  • Learn a method for thinking critically, organizing logically and prioritizing strategically
  • Establish a desired result
  • Generating ideas and information related to audience and purpose
  • Organizing, discussing, and prioritizing ideas and information
  • Presenting a final mindmap and receiving feedback
Transparent Structure: Making Reading Easy
    vLearn and practice using a wide range of graphic tools that help make organizational structure transparent to the reader
  • Formatting documents to make reading and comprehension easier
  • Creating visually appealing audit reports
Cutting the Clutter
  • Demonstrate the importance of clarity and conciseness
  • Enhance the readability of reports
  • Learn how to become a better editor of your own writing
  • Identify redundant words
Making Sentences Make Sense
  • Emphasize the importance of making every thought in writing clear to the reader
  • Communicating ideas clearly
    Identify run-on sentences and learn to edit from the viewpoint of the reader
Writing Findings and Recommendations
  • Understand the Deming quality management concept as it applies to report writing
  • Identify the five components of a well-written Finding and Recommendation
  • Practice organizing your thoughts before your write
  • Write a Finding and Recommendation from the view point of the reader
Fixing the Micro
  • Realize the importance of noun/pronoun agreement
  • Realize the importance of subject/verb agreement
  • Recognize the importance of parallel structure in sentence formation and bulleted items
  • Become familiar with using a grammar reference manual (The Gregg Reference Manual)
Editing

  • Review the six most common editing problems
  • Review the six most useful editing techniques
Proofreading
  • Review the seven most common proofreading problems
  • Review the six most useful proofreading techniques
  • Identify 25 common errors in an audit report
Learning Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None

About The Provider: Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute is the international leader in audit and information security training, with offices in the USA, UK, and Asia. MIS' expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.

Helping audit and infosecurity professionals stay at the top of their game has always been at the core of MIS' mission. To that end, MIS has developed and focused its seminars, conferences, and symposia on the wide-ranging needs of internal and IT auditors and information security practitioners who are charged with controlling complex systems and business environments.

MIS' unparalleled course curriculum covers the most up-to-the-minute topics, provides proven audit and security practices, and delivers the information needed to be successful in today's organizations.

All MIS programs are led by industry experts…hands-on pros who have been in the field and who practice what they teach. Attendees of MIS Training Institute events benefit from unbiased practices, proven strategies, and lessons learned in the real-world.

MIS Training Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. NASBA Sponsor Number: 103321

Cancellation/Refund Policy

A full refund less a $100 administrative fee will be given for cancellations received 15 days or more before the event. Tuition is non-refundable for cancellations made 14 days or less before the event. You may, however, transfer your tuition to another MIS Training Institute event, less a $195 administrative fee. Transfers are valid for 12 months from the time of initial cancellation. Substitutions are welcome at any time.

Those who do not cancel before the event date and who do not attend are responsible for the full non-refundable, non-transferable tuition.
Price: $1,795.00
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Currently Scheduled Dates For This Seminar
Course TitleCity/StateDate
Audit Report Writing Boot CampLas Vegas, NV1/18/2018
Audit Report Writing Boot CampBoston, MA4/26/2018
Audit Report Writing Boot CampWashington DC, DC5/24/2018
Audit Report Writing Boot CampSan Francisco, CA7/12/2018
Audit Report Writing Boot CampLos Angeles, CA9/20/2018
Audit Report Writing Boot CampOrlando, FL12/6/2018

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