Course Information

Overview

This programme gives participants the skills to write clear technical documents, help them to organise information and, more importantly, communicate powerful ideas to support decision-making.

Key Objectives

  • identify your barriers and strengths when writing technical reports
  • explain the advantages of a systematic approach to writing technical reports
  • review the use of appropriate grammar, punctuation and plain English
  • recognise the necessity of avoiding the use of too many words, clichés and jargon
  • effectively plan a report with the appropriate level of detail required
  • research and prepare your report content in accordance with the exact needs of the reader
  • structure the report to ensure maximum impact and readability
  • recognise the reader’s preferred style and match the words to their style
  • critically review your own work

Outline

  • Personal objectives for the course
  • What is Technical Writing?
  • Setting the purpose of your writing
  • The importance of knowing your audience
  • Writing in plain English
  • Review of punctuation, grammar and spelling
  • Keeping your average sentence short
  • The use of jargon and reducing the number words and clichés.
  • What makes a good report?
  • The importance of the objective
  • Organising your ideas with Mind Mapping
  • Structuring ideas
  • Presenting your report professionally
  • Using Word to complete your report quickly
  • Identifying content
  • Identifying communication styles
  • Editing your report
  • Report writing practice
  • Completion of a personal action plan
Dates and Prices

There are currently no public dates for this course. This course can be run as a private course either at one of our training centers or at your offices. To get pricing for this use our quote wizard to generate a customised quote or call us on 0118 324 3000 to discuss your requirements.

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Testimonials

  • Noel was an excellent tutor. He did check all of the group was able to keep up and if there were any problems or questions of the attendants, he was always willing to help.

    Marianne Seager-Wincanton
  • This was a really good training, nicely paced, very useful and well presented. Thank you, Stuart!

    Joris Latinne-Oracle