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An Intensive 2-Day Online Training Course

Technical Report Writing


Date Venue Fees CPE Credits

28 - 29 Aug 2022

Live / Online

US $ 1,150

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Introduction

We all at some stage in our jobs may have to write a technical report, whether for committees, accident investigation findings, engineering projects or to present a technical paper at a conference. Technical reports need to follow a structured standard and format to ensure that the report is focussed, logical and deals with the respective report subject in a well-presented way.

This online course will help delegates understand the various factors that make a good report utilising all the criteria of good technical report writing and ensuring that the report is easy to understand and meets its objectives. Delegates will understand the experience of report writing and what types of reports are required to be prepared.  This online training course covers detailed aspects of how to compile and write a technical report. The suggestions presented in the course may be employed, whether you are writing a single page report, or a multi-volume research study. Technical reports do, or at least should, have a clear purpose and an identifiable audience. The course will give you a systematic and easy to understand approach to technical reports, and also help you choose the correct graphics, layout, and presentation style.

Program Objectives

By attending this EuroMaTech online training course, participants will learn:

  • To effectively plan and structure technical reports
  • To recognize the various stages in writing a technical report
  • To examine the structure, layout and presentation of successful reports
  • To have a clear understanding of the different sections within a report
  • To understand the importance of knowing who you are writing the report for, and why
  • To enhance writing skills to get 'straight to the point', using effective sentences and paragraphs
  • To ensure that reports are sequential, logical, and easy-to-read
  • To understand the importance of drafting and accurately proofreading a technical report
  • To develop a positive report writing style
  • To understand how to present graphical data
Who should attend?

This EuroMaTech online training course is suitable for employees who wish to improve their Technical Report Writing capabilities so that they can present complex information with clarity to colleagues, leaders and external stakeholders – to make them understand what it means and act on the information provided.

Training Methodology

Delegates will learn by active participation through inspiring presentation tools and interactive techniques presented in a lively, enthusiastic and interesting style. Delegates will take part in practical team exercises, typical case studies and open discussion forums, as related to their own organisation’s operational activities.

 

Programme Summary

This EuroMaTech online training course covers detailed aspects of how to compile and write a technical report. The suggestions presented in the course may be employed, whether you are writing a single page report, or a multi-volume research study. Technical reports do, or at least should, have a clear purpose and an identifiable audience. This online training course will give you a systematic and easy to understand approach to technical reports, and also help you choose the correct graphics, layout, and presentation style.

Program Outline
Day 1 : What Is A Technical Report?
  • Types Of Technical Reports
  • Technical Reports You Currently Write
  • Stages In Creating A Professional Technical Report
  • The Seven Stage Technical Report Writing Process
  • Adapting Your Report To Your Audience
  • The Differences Between Primary & Secondary Source Information
  • Use Of Headings In Your Technical Report
  • The Layout Of A Technical Report 
  • The Five 'C's Of Technical Communication - Clarity, Conciseness, Concrete, Coherence & Context
  • Ways To Make Your Technical Report More Effective

Writing The First Draft

  • Sequencing and layout 
  • Tables, figures and appendices 
  • Dealing with abstracts and summaries 
  • The body of the report 
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Using references and bibliography 
  • The Structure & Different Parts Of A Technical Report
  • Practical Exercise - Writing Different Parts Of A Technical Report
    • Title Page
    • Introduction
    • Procedures & Findings
    • Conclusion
    • Recommendations
    • Summary
    • Contents
Day 2 : Structure and Sequence
  • How To Properly Reference In A Technical Report
  • Proofreading Skills For Technical Reports
  • Correct Use Of Punctuations & Abbreviations
  • Choosing The Right Graphics To Present Information
    • Line Graphs
    • Bar Graphs
    • Gantt Charts
    • Pie Charts
    • Tables
    • Flow Charts
  • Language use and Personal Style
  • A refresher on punctuation
  • Using plain English
  • Paragraph and sentence structure
  • Clarity and brevity
  • Graphics and shapes
  • Benefits of Effective Writing
  • Report Graphics and illustrations
  • Case Studies and precautions
  • Designing visuals and writing process
  • Tips when writing
  • Characteristics of good technical writing
  • Document Design and Revision
  • Acceptable Writing and report writing skills
  • How to plan produce technical reports that communicate effectively to the reader
  • Identifying the readership and the report objectives
  • Structuring specific technical reports
  • Reader-friendly formatting and layout
  • How to write technically in plain simple English
  • Presenting the report effectively, thus achieving reader goodwill

Standards and Conventions

  • 'House style' and best practice
  • the use of diagrams and tabulations
  • Headings and labels
  • Characteristics of Good Technical Writing
  • How to Avoid Exaggeration and “Fine Writing”

Technical Report Writing in Practice

  • Developing a professional approach
  • Building the technical report
  • Reviewing and providing feedback

Checking for Quality

  • Proofreading
  • Layout analysis
  • Revising and editing

 

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