This unique workshop concentrates on the special skills needed by technical people to ensure their writing has a positive impact on their readers.
You will take part in a fun science experiment using household materials which will then form a project running through the workshop. You will write a set of instructions, describe processes, write a short test report and edit documents based around this experiment.
Who should attend?
Anyone in a technical profession who needs to write reports, including IT staff and engineers.
- Translate complex and innovative ideas into clear, logical and technically accurate documents
- Produce technical information for non specialist audiences
- Help your readers to take action or make decisions effectively
- Learn techniques to tailor information to your reader
- Identify the features of and differences between various types of technical documents
- Become a more critical editor of technical documents
Understanding your Reader
- Differentiating audiences
- Building information about your readers
- Focusing on your readers’ needs
- Using a reader analysis chart
- Generating content
Processes and Instructions
- Giving instructions
- Describing a piece of equipment
- Describing a process
Test and Lab Reports
- Purpose and structure
- Titles and abstracts
- Clarity and conciseness
- Technical language
- Giving definitions
- Editing process
Length: 2 days
Maxium class size: 16