CATEGORY TYPE: Business & Management

COURSE NAME:Technical report Writing


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INTRODUCTION:

Reports play an important duty in the life of a professional engineers and senior technicians. It is a link between the writer and colleagues and clients world-wide. Engineers and senior technicians are often judged by the quality of their reports, a poorly composed document will not reflect engineer’s technical expertise or the reputation of their organization. To do their jobs successfully, they must write reports that are both technically correct and easy to read. This five-day course aims to create a noticeable improvement in the standard of written reports through an intensive program of advice, tutoring and practical exercises. It includes how to meet the needs of readers with different levels of technical knowledge and how to deal with terminology, abbreviations, diagrams, graphs, references, etc.

OBJECTIVES:

Upon successful completion of this training program the participants shall be able to:

  • Defining the objectives of technical report
  • Identify the process for writing
  • Structuring arguments and information
  • Decide what type of document needed to write a report.
  • Recognize the steps involved in preparing a report
  • Gathering the data to writing the rough draft
  • Dealing with non-essential information
  • Prepare Catalog and Brochures
  • Collecting Business Information
  • Using appendices
  • Using Specifications and Standards
OUTLINE:

Day One:

  • Types of reports
  • Categories of audiences for a technical report
  • Technical problem statements
  • Previous reports/literature searches
  • Sources of data and Inconsistent & Incomplete data
  • Basic report formats
  • The executive summary
  • Outlines, checklists,
  • Cloning
  • Generic Report Elements
  • Constructive string saving
  • Sections of a technical report
  • Descriptive, Analytical, Comparative, Conclusive, Persuasive, Summaries
  • Purpose of each element
  • Summaries/Reiteration
  • References & Bibliographies
  • Indices and Appendices
  • Page and figure numbers
  • White Space

 

Day Two:

  • General report form
  • Business letter
  • Letter cover
  • Letter of complaint
  • Response to a letter of complaint
  • Letter of request
  • Response to a letter of request
  • Letter or application for employment or admission
  • Designing a good resume (C.V)
  • Word Choices
  • Active Voice and Action Words
  • Technical Terms and Jargon
  • Common Mistakes
  • Style and Grammar Checkers
  • Consistency in Terms and Style

Day Three:

  • Orienting the non-specialist readers
  • Orienting the specialist readers
  • The short informal reports
  • The long informal reports
  • The formal reports
  • Proofreading
  • Covers, Bindings, Color and Logos
  • Maps and Aerial Photographs
  • Graphs
  • Schematics, Flow Diagrams
  • Tables and Highlighting the Important Stuff
  • Avoiding Clutter & Confusion

 

Day Four:

  • Color, Line Weight and Style
  • Linking Text and Graphics
  • Numbering Figures & Graphs
  • Audience Analysis
  • Reading Level
  • Sentence Length
  • Writing Reports on the Computer
  • Word Processors
  • Paints and photo editor
  • Spreadsheets
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Power point
  • AutoCAD

Day Five:

  • Visual Aids
  • Types of visual aids and their uses
  • Designing the visual aids
  • Convention of visual perception
  • Using internet and fax to send and receive reports
  • Applications
  • Case Studies
  • Workshop
  • Questions/Discussion and Conclusion
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

The training program is designed and targeted to senior technicians who use technical report in everyday work and need improvement in the standard of written reports.

DURATION:
    • 5 Day(s)
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