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Technical report writing

  • Duration: 1 Day

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

Course Outline

Intro
  • Personal objectives for the course
The Basics
  • 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?
Planning and Writing a 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
Reviewing and Editing
  • Editing your report
  • Report writing practice
  • Completion of a personal action plan

Whats included in this course?

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    Course Manual
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    Experienced Trainers
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    Certificate of Attendance
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    Unlimited Post Course Support

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Testimonials

  • I thoroughly enjoyed this course but do feel that the duration should be extended in order to allow more time to cover all of the topics. Noel was a fantastic trainer, happy to answer any questions and very good at explaining how to do something, thank you.

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    Laura Chesters

    HSBC