Report Writing: Considerations and Best Practices

Report Writing: Considerations and Best Practices

Take command of your report and learn how to write clear, accurate, and easy-to-read professional records that boost your team’s work.

In our course, participants acquire techniques and tools to better organize, write, and edit reports and other technical documents.

We cover important topics like developing a document using an outline, choosing a format, and identifying the audience. Students also brush up on editing skills and
learn how to cut run-on sentences and repetitive verbiage. As a class, we review sentence structure, author’s voice, common grammatical errors, punctuation, and commonly misused words.

The entire course helps students communicate in ways that promote clarity and understanding.

Audience

This course equips professionals who write reports and communicate with technical expertise, including:

  • Team Leaders and Supervisors
  • Quality Control Personnel
  • Quality Assurance Personnel
  • Regulatory Personnel
  • Research and Development Personnel
  • Management

Topics Include

This 1-day, 8-hour course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • What Is Technical Writing
  • Where Is Technical Writing Used
  • Benefits of Being a Good Technical Writer
  • Consequences of Being a Bad Technical Writer
  • How to Write a Great Technical Document in 6 Easy Steps
  • Figures and Tables
  • Abbreviations Defined
  • Correctly Citing References

Learning Objectives

  • Organize, write, and edit technical documents, including professional reports.
  • Choose an effective format.
  • Identify appropriate audience and voice.
  • Master sentence structure.
  • Improve editorial skills.
Report Writing; Considerations and Best Practices

Portability

This course may be taught at any location.

Level: Beginner

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