Technical report writing

This course aims 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 course 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 proofreading

 

Who should attend?

All those aiming to improve their technical writing skill, including Engineers, Scientists, Mathematicians, Statisticians, Data providers, Scientific journalists.

  • Professional Development
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Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Time

13 Mar 2024 - 14 Mar 2024

9:15am - 12:45pm

Calendar
Add to Calendar 03/13/2024 09:15 03/14/2024 12:45 Technical report writing This course aims 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. London, UK

Organiser

IET Courses

Speakers

Malcom McFarlane

Malcom McFarlane

Trainer

 

Programme

Day 1 Timings - 09:15-16:00

Day 2 Timings - 09:15-12:45

 

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
  • Appendices
  • References and bibliographies

 

Writing your report

  • Writing your report into a story
  • The use of paragraphs
  • Clearer, shorter sentences
  • Grammar

 

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
  • Appearance
  • Proof-reading

Register

Member

£650 + VAT

Member Registration

Non-Member

£865 + VAT

Non-Member Registration