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Technical Report Writing
'Getting Your Technical Information Across Clearly, Concisely, Correctly And Completely'

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for people who have to report on the technical aspects of their job. Some people often have to go 'off-site' to attend to technical problems and must document all the technical findings. All personnel involved in technical report writing - (quality, engineering, laboratory, materials and R & D professionals), will benefit from attending this programme.

About the Programme

This programme covers detailed aspects of how to compile and write a technical report. The suggestions presented in the course may be employed, whether you are writing a single page report, or a multi-volume research study. Technical reports do, or at least should, have a clear purpose and an identifiable audience. This course will give you a systematic and easy to understand approach to technical reports, and also help you choose the correct graphics, layout, and presentation style.

Course Objectives

  • To effectively plan and structure technical reports
  • To recognise the various stages in writing a technical report
  • To examine the structure, layout and presentation of successful reports
  • To have a clear understanding of the different sections within a report
  • To understand the importance of knowing who you are writing the report for, and why
  • To enhance writing skills to get 'straight to the point', using effective sentences and paragraphs
  • To ensure that reports are sequential, logical, and easy-to-read
  • To understand the importance of drafting and accurately proofreading a technical report
  • To develop a positive report writing style
  • To understand how to present graphical data

What You Will Gain

  • The knowledge required to compile and present excellent technical reports, which are easy to understand. You will learn how to give clear and concise information to help readers take action.

Programme Contents

    Day One
  • What Is A Technical Report?
  • Types Of Technical Reports
  • Technical Reports You Currently Write
  • Stages In Creating A Professional Technical Report
    > The Seven Stage Technical Report Writing Process
    > Adapting Your Report To Your Audience
    > The Differences Between Primary & Secondary Source Information
  • Use Of Headings In Your Technical Report
  • The Layout Of A Technical Report
  • The Five 'C's Of Technical Communication - Clarity, Conciseness, Concrete, Coherence & Context
  • Ways To Make Your Technical Report More Effective
  • Writing The First Draft
    Day Two
  • The Structure & Different Parts Of A Technical Report
  • Practical Exercise - Writing Different Parts Of A Technical Report
    > Title Page
    > Introduction
    > Procedures & Findings
    > Conclusion
    > Recommendations
    > Summary
    > Contents
  • How To Properly Reference In A Technical Report
  • Proofreading Skills For Technical Reports
  • Correct Use Of Punctuations & Abbreviations
  • Choosing The Right Graphics To Present Information
    > Line Graphs
    > Bar Graphs
    > Gantt Charts
    > Pie Charts
    > Tables
    > Flow Charts


  • 2 Days - Non-Residential


    Location: Qatar

    Delegate spaces available on the following course dates:

    Before the course each delegate will be asked to complete a Pre-Course Briefing Form to determine their individual objectives for attending the course. These objectives will be used by the Tutor to give on-target training that is focused on the individual delegates.

    At the end of the course each delegate will be asked to complete a Personal Development Plan that can be used as part of future appraisals and that will also be an important tool for management reference.

    Total Investment: AED / QR 4,300/- which includes - Training Materials, Lunch & Refreshments. Discounts available for multiple bookings.

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