|Price: From £600||How to book: Online|
|Duration: Two days||CPD hours: 14 hours|
|Study mode: Online
9-10 May 2023
8-9 November 2023
This is a 10-hour e-class and has been designed over 1.5 days. The aim of this e-class is to enable participants to write effective technical reports.
These reports play an important part in the life of many professional people: they are a link between writer, colleagues and clients worldwide.
Reading and writing reports occupies a considerable proportion of working time, particularly for senior staff.
Yet many professionals (including those in engineering and technology) lack confidence in their report-writing skills and feel that their credibility suffers because their reports are not a fair reflection of their expertise.
By attending this e-class you will learn how to:
- Write effective technical reports that achieve their aims
- Relate to their target readers
- Select the right content for their readers
- Select the best length and design for the report
- Present their findings in a clear manner
- Understand the importance of writing an accurate, concise, and straightforward report
- Create good summaries
- Include accurate references
- Include appropriate well labelled diagrams
- Understand the benefits of independent proof reading
Who should attend?
All those aiming to improve their technical writing skill, including Engineers, Scientists, Mathematicians, Statisticians, Data providers, Scientific journalists.
This 10-hour course has been designed over 1.5 days it can be delivered virtually or face-to-face.
Introduction and defining your purpose
- The basics of communication
- Understanding what your starting point is
- Identifying the key challenges, you face and the things you find difficult
- The importance of knowing what you hope to achieve by your report
Gathering information for your audience
- Understanding who your audience is and what they need to learn
- Identifying the key elements that are relevant
- Making the correct choice of material
- Removing distracting information from your message
Deciding on your format
- Designing your report
- Sections and sub-sections
- References and bibliographies
Writing your report
- Writing your report into a story
- The use of paragraphs
- Clearer, shorter sentences
The visualisation of data
- The importance of your visualising data
- Which type of graphic suits your purpose
- Where to position graphics
- How to reference graphs and tables
Finishing the report
- Summaries and Abstracts
- Table of Contents
- Title page