Technical Report Writing
for Engineers & Technicians

Certified for 3 CPD Points (ESCA)

9 - 11 June 2021

Johannesburg SouthAfrica

Johannesburg SouthAfrica

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Public R8,999.00

Online R5,999.00

Online R5,999.00

Course overview:

Reports are the lifeblood of decision making and monitoring in business. Ideally, they provide relevant, vetted information that allows a reader to easily understand both context and implications and make an informed decision. However, too often, important information is buried and organization is muddled. And, writing a report can feel like a time-draining burden.
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
    • Supervisors
    • Clients
    • Contractors
    • Sub-contractors
    • Graduate engineers
    • And anyone interested in improving their report writing and presentation skills

The Course Content:

  • Module 1: Defining the Features of Technical Writing
    • Principles and Strategies of Technical Report
    • Knowing Your Audience, Purpose and Length of Report
      Module 2: Formatting Technical Reports
    • Headings, Chapters and sections
    • Running headers and footers
    • Types of reports and templates to use
      Module 3: Get to the Point-Discovering the Main Idea and Arranging Details in Logical Sequence
    • Writing styles & techniques
    • The 12 golden rules of Writing
      Module 4: It Takes Two- The Importance of Audience Awareness
    • Focus on your audience’s needs
    • Deter word choice, tone, and amount of details to include
      Module 5: Style of Writing
    • Writing Clear Sentences and paragraphs
    • Remove Jargon, Redundancy and Wordiness
    Module 6: Graphic Details- Punching Up the Presentation
    • Kinds of graphics and their messages
    • Suitability for placement in a graphic representation
      Module 7: Group Practice and Interactive Session
    • 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 Module 8: Putting it all together
    • Drafting – the mindset to avoid writer’s block
    • Checking your own
    • Giving and receiving constructive feedback – what makes a review effective?
    End of the Workshop

End of the workshop

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.

For Registration and other Training arrangements,
contact us on the detail below.
SOUTH AFRICA Tel: +27 11 057 6001
KENYA Tel: +254 11 353 1082
WhatsApp +27 79 574 0389
info@bmktraining.co.za / www.bmktraining.com