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Writing Effective Papers and Reports

This programme aims to equip participants with the skills in writing reports and papers that are convincing, reader-oriented and well-organised.


  • Qualities of good writing in the public service
  • Critical thinking & reasoning skills
  • Eight standards to measure the quality of thinking & reasoning
  • Strategic overview of the writing process
  • Poor report writing practices
  • Writing well-reasoned & persuasive reports
  • SingHealth report writing protocols
  • Effective writing styles
  • Summarising key ideas in report writing
  • Coherence & cohesion in report writing
  • Grammar & syntax
  • Use of appropriate words
  • Sentence construction
  • Paragraph organisation
  • Introduction of SHS standard paper template

Target Audience
All healthcare professionals from SingHealth and its institutions who would like to learn how to write or improve their skills in writing excellent papers and reports.

23 - 24 April 2018 [Cancelled]
23 - 24 July 2018
18 - 19 October 2018 [Full]
17 - 18 January 2019

2 days

SingHealth Academy
Connection One, 168 Jalan Bukit Merah Tower 3 #06-07 Singapore 150168

Course Fee
S$500 (SingHealth rate, excluding GST)
S$600 (non-SingHealth rate, excluding GST)

NOTE: The full course fee will be charged for withdrawal received less than a week before the course commencement date.

Trainer Profile
Chia Siang Pio graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Second Upper Honours Degree in History. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education.
After a short teaching stint, she worked in the Ministry of Defence's Director (Policy) Office for seven years; writing policy papers, speeches and talking points for Minister and Permanent Secretary (Defence). She had also served as the key policy advisor to the Minister on overseas trips and was selected to represent MINDEF in several conferences abroad.
She was also formerly a Deputy Director in the Incentives and Finance Division of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency. Leading a team of forty managers and executives, she headed the administration of the Skills Development Fund. Her work also included the formulation of funding and incentives policies as well as the evaluation of internal budget papers.

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