Technical Report Writing Skills

Technical Writing Skills Training Course Technical Writing Skills Training
By TED Integrated
Writing Skills:

Technical Report Writing

“Learn to write clear and persuasive technical reports that can be understood by both technical and non-technical people for them to buy-in.”

By TED Integrated


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Course Title:
Technical Report Writing
Training Category:
Soft Skills
Target Audience:
For engineers and technical personnel who often need to write technical documentations and reports.
Duration:
2 Days
Public Training Events
Jan 2018 ›
Venue:
The Zon Hotel, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Schedule:
Wed 17 Jan 2018 - Thu 18 Jan 2018
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Fee Per Person:
RM1,484.00
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Delivery Methods
  • Language: English
  • PowerPoint Presentation
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  • Group Discussion
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  • Certificate of Participation
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Course Introduction ›

This 2-day technical report writing training program that allows technical personnel to write clear and convincing technical reports that can be understood by both technical and non-technical people and get them to buy-in. Engineers or technical personnel who need to frequently prepare for technical documentations and reports are encouraged to attend.

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Course Objectives ›

Upon completion of this technical report writing training program, participants should be able to:

  • Write accurate technical reports to meet management deadlines
  • Apply a systematic four-phase approach to writing reports: plan, draft, revision and production
  • Use clear & powerful language to target and persuade readers
  • Learn tried and tested proof reading techniques to check and review documents
  • Identify and avoid common pitfalls in technical report writing

Course Outline ›

DAY 1

CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD WRITING

  • Group discussion: what is good writing; why is it important

SELF ANALYSIS - YOU AS A WRITER

  • Participants complete questionnaire about own writing ability
  • Group discussion: common weaknesses

READER AND PURPOSE

  • Trainer: tips on becoming a critical reader
  • Participants assess a piece of writing and write purpose statements

AVOIDING WEAK AND WORDY LANGUAGE

  • Trainer: how to write simply and effectively using strong verbs instead of dull nouns
  • Practice: rewriting poor sentences

USE AND ABUSE OF THE PASSIVE

  • Group discussion: when to use the passive and when not to
  • Trainer: tips on the use of tenses in the passive
  • Participants identify and rewrite passive sentences

IDENTIFYING JARGON AND REDUNDANCY

  • Group discussion: what is jargon and when should it be used
  • Participants give examples of jargon from own work
  • Group discussion: repetitive language and how to avoid it

ESSENTIAL FEATURES

  • Trainer: presentation of the four characteristics of effective paragraphs
  • Participants assess and rewrite poor paragraphs using linking clues

TOPIC SENTENCES

  • Group discussion: what are topic sentences
  • Trainer: identifying topic sentences
  • Practice: writing clear topic sentences for given paragraphs

USING LINKING WORDS

  • Trainer: the grammar of linking words
  • Participants categorize linking words & writing a paragraph
  • Trainer: identifying topic sentences
  • Group discussion: common mistakes
DAY 2

A STRATEGY FOR WRITING REPORTS

  • Trainer: presentation of a report writing scenario
  • Group discussion: stages in the report writing process
  • Group discussion: a suggested strategy

REPORT STRUCTURE

  • Participants complete the section names of a generic report
  • Participants identify the key language for each section

THE KEY COMPONENTS OF AN INTRODUCTION

  • Trainer: sub-sections found in the Introduction
  • Group discussion: what is the terms of reference statement
  • Practice: writing a terms of reference statement
  • Practice: writing an Introduction

WRITING ABOUT PROCEDURES AND FINDINGS

  • Group discussion: analyzing the language of technical reports
  • Trainer: using the passive in reports

THE GRAMMAR OF INCIDENT REPORTS

  • Trainer: narrating past events
  • Participants add verb forms to complete an incident report

INTERPRETING YOUR DATA

  • Group discussion: 'fact vs opinion'
  • Trainer: avoiding jumping to conclusions

THREE STAGES IN WRITING CONCLUSIONS

  • Trainer: summarizing key data; saying what the data shows; making forecasts
  • Practice: writing three-stage conclusions

WRITING RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Participants assess a set of recommendations
  • Trainer: what to consider when recommending
  • Practice: writing the conclusions and recommendations to a report

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