Technical Report Writing

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3 Days

Introduction to the course

At some stage, we may all have to write a technical report for committees, accident investigation findings, engineering projects or to present technical report findings and recommendations to senior management. Technical reports need to follow a structured report format to ensure each technical report is accurate, logical and deals with the respective reports’ scope and subject matter.

This Technical Report Writing training course will ensure delegates understand the key factors that make a good report utilising the criteria of good technical report writing that meets the purpose, scope and objectives. Delegates will learn the process of best practice of technical report writing, including the various types of technical reports and how to prepare and write each of these different report types.

Course details

By attending this KC Academy training course, the delegates will:

  • Understand the various factors that are key to writing good technical reports
  • Apply existing knowledge and experience to produce an effectual technical report that is easy to understand as well as meeting the scope and report objectives
  • Gather the relevant technical information, research data and evidence for evaluation and preparing the technical report findings, conclusions and recommendations
  • Understand key points of a good technical report when setting out positional status, problem solving, and technical proposals, etc.
  • Critically review technical report layouts, structural formats and information content to ensure successful technical reports
  • Learn lessons to continually improve technical report writing skills

All those who want to be able to produce and/or critically review professional and effective written technical reports.

Delegates will learn by active participation and inspiring presentation of the Technical Report Writing training course topics, using visual thinking techniques, presented in a lively, enthusiastic and interesting style. Delegates will also take part in practical interactive exercises, case studies and discussion sessions.

Daily Agenda

Day One:
Technical Reporting Issues
  • Types and purpose of technical reports
  • Who is the audience ? (Who will actually read the report?)
  • Researching, gathering and verifying information and data
  • Planning and designing technical reports
  • Selecting visual illustrations and graphics (Photographs, diagrams, etc.)
  • Layout of technical report structure
Day Two:
Technical Report Formats & Writing Styles
  • Using clear and simple words (Including font types)
  • Technical report format, terminology and layout styles
  • Headings, paragraph settings, footnotes, page headers and footers
  • Using illustrations, diagrams, charts and tables
  • Role of appendices (e.g. Technical data, definitions, references, etc.)
  • Valero confined space accident
  • Preparing a technical report
Day Three:
Writing The Technical Report
  • Writing technical report
  • Proofreading and improving the report format/style
  • Circulating the draft report for comments/approval
  • Reviewing comments and issuing the final report
  • Presenting technical reports to senior management and/or stakeholders
  • Preparing a PowerPoint presentation of your report

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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