"Writing Effective Technical Reports"
Course Description

How does your team ensure that its technical reports are concise, readable, and usable? Technical reports must be clear and often must be written for multiple readers with a variety of technical expertise and knowledge. Too often, however, technical reports are a mishmash of information that aren’t adequate for their intended reader(s). That, coupled with the fact that many writers don’t write the sections of the report to convey the appropriate information, intended, results in reports that are wordy, hard to read, and downright confusing.

Our customized technical report writing training workshops teach your team strategies to write concise reports that include the appropriate type and amount of information.

Objectives
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants should be able to

  • Use problem-solving strategies to plan their documents
  • Analyze their readers
  • Use organization to drive conclusions
  • Write for skimmers
  • Write the various sections of technical documents
  • Use language effectively
  • Structure sentences and paragraphs to enhance readability
  • Edit and proofread effectively

The Hurley Write Difference

We customize all of our workshops using your team’s or organization’s writing examples. Our proven process will ensure that your team has the strategies to write effective documents.

Hurley Write ...
  • Instructors are experts—they have extensive backgrounds in professional writing and teaching

  • Uses your team’s documents to meet your specific objectives

  • Provides a team experience to ensure ongoing collaboration and learning

  • Provides ongoing support after the workshop to ensure concepts are applied in meaningful ways

Hurley Write Does NOT ...
  • Use “talking heads” as instructors who lack knowledge about writing

  • Use generic presentations that don’t apply to your key document needs

  • Use a cookie-cutter approach

  • Offer a “one-and-done” workshop with no follow-up

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