Technical Report Writing
for Engineers & Technicians
Certified for 3 CPD Points (ECSA).
19 – 21 October 2022
Sandton Centre, Johannesburg South Africa
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Public R9, 999.00
This practicum course teaches you the optimal planning and writing process to convey technical and complex information effectively. And, you will learn how to write reports more efficiently, saving you time and reducing frustration. The course also includes a live one-on-one coaching session to review your final report and ensure future reports are strong.
Once you finish the Technical Report Writing Course you will be able to:
- Employ an efficient process for planning and organizing information
- Eliminate “information dumping” in reports and convey technical information clearly
- Know how to synthesize complex, technical information and present it understandably to readers
- Understand how to tier information appropriately in reports to match multiple audience needs, including both lateral and executive readers
- Ensure report content conveys information for business decisions, within a readily absorbed format
- Eliminate jargon and deadwood to streamline the business message
- Reduce the amount of time required to write and read reports.
- New skills you will learn:
- Preparation, planning and research
- Identifying the purpose of the report
- The challenges of presenting technical information
- Effective report writing fundamentals
- Using relevant and appropriate language
- Proof-reading and editing
Who is this Training Course for?
- Heads of Engineering Departments
- Project Managers
- Electrical Engineers
- Civil Engineers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Plant Engineers
- Production Engineers
- Graduate engineers
- And anyone interested in improving their report writing and presentation skills
The Course Content:
- Principles and Strategies of Technical Report
- Knowing Your Audience, Purpose and Length of Report
- Headings, Chapters and sections
- Running headers and footers
- Types of reports and templates to use
- Writing styles & techniques
- The 12 golden rules of Writing
- Focus on your audience’s needs
- Deter word choice, tone, and amount of details to include
- Writing Clear Sentences and paragraphs
- Remove Jargon, Redundancy and Wordiness
- Kinds of graphics and their messages
- Suitability for placement in a graphic representation
- Spotting common language problems ( lengthy and confusing sentence structures, weak vocabulary, etc)
- Editing Content, Logic and Language
- Guided writing practice with examples Participants are to bring along their reports for group learning, editing and discussion
- Drafting – the mindset to avoid writer’s block
- Checking your own
- Giving and receiving constructive feedback – what makes a review effective.
IN HOUSE AND ONLINE TRAINING
While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.