Technical Report Writing for Professionals in the Built Environment Course Outline

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Duration: 2 Day

Price: R3999 Per Delegate

Platfoam: Zoom Meeting

 

This Course Includes:
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Brief Overview

Delegates will learn to write technical reports that serve the purpose of providing clearly understandable information for readers. They will also learn and apply easy writing techniques that will reduce their report writing time, and will improve the quality of their writing.

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This course is accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) with 2 CPD Points, the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) Pending…

COURSE OUTLINE

Learning objectives for Technical Writing for Engineers and Technicians Workshop:

  • Appreciating the value of good written communications
  • Understanding the purpose of technical reports
  • Learning and applying the principles of good grammar
  • Understanding the principles of clear, concise and correct writing
  • Learning to deliver prepared reports and proposals that inform, persuade, and provide information
  • Delivering clearly understandable written data
  • Learning how to proofread work so that writers are confident that the final product satisfies the needs of the reader
  • Providing the opportunity to apply these skills in the workshop

This workshop will cover the following:

  • Understanding the reason for accurate Technical Writing
  • The accepted structure of reports
  • The qualities of a good technical report
  • The information that should be provided in a report
  • The PSA methodology (Problem, Action, Solution)
  • Brain profiling to understand strengths and areas of development in writing
  • The ingredients for a good report; the 3c’s of writing – Clear, Concise and Correct
  • Creating a system for accurate writing
  • Relearning the parts of speech in an easy way
  • Improving writing
  • Understanding PAFEO (Purpose, Audience, Format, Evidence and Organisation)
  • Applying PAFEO
  • The rules of good grammar
  • Using punctuation correctly
  • Creating good sentences and paragraphs
  • Eliminating wordiness
  • How to use, insert and correctly annotate graphs, charts, tables and drawings
  • How to report statistics
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Formatting reports
  • Writing for the reader
  • Writing business cases
  • Supporting written documentation (letters and emails)

The workshop has written components that include exercises and practical written report tasks.  It also has videos for enhanced delegate learning.

Learning outcomes

Delegates will learn to write technical reports that serve the purpose of providing clearly understandable information for readers. They will also learn and apply easy writing techniques that will reduce their report writing time, and will improve the quality of their writing.

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