In-House Training - Professional Technical Report Writing
- Have you had a formal or professional training on Technical Report writing before?
- Have you experienced any difficulties to put your work, ideas & proposals in writing, professionally?
- Have you had any of your reports being rejected or not understood?
- Have you always wanted to impress your readers & superiors with a clear and professional report?
Professional Technical Report Writing for Engineers will provide you with the exact skills to write technical reports and proposals that are informative, persuasive, clear and professional.
Many engineers mistakenly believe that technical writing is meant to be hard to understand. Their writing is complicated, long and too jargonistic.
Unfortunately, many engineers write this way because they think it is expected of them. In practice, this just makes it harder to persuade your readers of the correctness and worth of your ideas. Clearer writing can lead to greater comprehension and an increased likelihood that your report or proposal brings about your desired goals.
This unique three-day Technical Report Writing by Tim North is all about communicating complex information clearly. This is a skill that will be thought and can be learned during this 3 day course.
WRITING TECHNICAL REPORTS
- Explain the importance of identifying your readers and their needs.
- Identify how much technical detail your readers need and will understand.
- Create a needs-analysis table to organise who needs what.
- Provide information to diverse groups of readers with different needs.
- Deal with conflicting needs.
- Explain why it’s essential to prepare an outline.
- Write effective covering letters for reports.
- Write effective executive summaries for reports.
- Write effective introductions for reports.
- Write effective conclusions for reports.
- Write effective recommendations for reports.
- Use appendices to keep the body of your report brief.
- Employ general strategies for better scientific writing.
- Explain why it is wise to provide references (even if they’re not read).
- Explain how proposals differ from reports.
- Distinguish between different types of persuasion: confirming, challenging, changing and creating.
- Answer these essential questions:
- How can I maximise my credibility?
- How do I demonstrate that my proposal is in the reader’s best interests?
- What do I need to know about my readers’ past decision-making strategies?
- Write effective proposal components including:
- a title that includes the major benefit;
- a persuasive executive summary;
- the background;
- features, advantages and benefits;
- risks assessment and weaknesses;
- cost summary;
- financial and technical details;
- appendices; and
- Use plain English for maximum clarity and persuasiveness.
ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL WRITING SKILLS
- Use abbreviations, contractions, acronyms and symbols appropriately and consistently.
- Correctly write numbers and units using the metric system.
- Use capital letters appropriately and consistently.
- Decide whether to write a number with words or with digits.
- Employ strategies to prevent the overuse of acronyms.
- Use punctuation correctly and consistently.
- Use bulleted and numbered lists correctly and consistently.
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