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Technical Writing Course Online

Technical Writing Online Course

How do you write technical manuals, scientific documents, texts and articles or anything else of a scientific or technical nature?  This course will show you how.  You will develop skills to write technical information for a variety of different purposes.  This course is a professional development course for anyone working in a technical field, from consultants and teachers to scientists and engineers.

  • 100 hr online course
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Learn the skills required in technical writing.
  • Learn to write articles, technical reports and much more.
  • Learn from industry experts – our tutors!

Course Aims:

  • Identify a broad range of situations where technical writing is used and where you might gainfully apply those skills;
  • Present technical documentation for a variety of situations;
  • Determine how to write appropriately for a defined audience;
  • Develop formats for different documents that follow a logical appropriate structure;
  • Explain how to effectively collaborate with one or more people in the production of a technical writing assignment;
  • Write items of technical writing that are appropriate for publication in different types of periodicals including: popular magazines, industry magazines, scientific journals, newspapers and e-zines;
  • Write easy to follow, technically accurate instructions for a variety of processes, using a variety of equipment;
  • Write a formal proposal for a project;
  • Write in an effective and appropriate style of report, during, or on conclusion of a project.

Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Scope and Nature of Technical Writing
    • Nature and Scope
    • Quality of Information
    • Nature of Language
    • Structure
    • Characteristics of Technical Writing
  2. Presentation of Technical Writing
    • Presentation
    • Basic Parts of a Document (Written text, Images, White space)
    • Headings
    • Types of Images (Tables, Charts, Graphs, Photos, Drawings)
    • Captions and Labels
    • Main Elements (Front Matter, Body, end matter)
    • Creating an Index
    • Elements of Different types of Technical Documents (References, Texts, Journals, Reports, etc)
    • Referencing
  3. Matching Style and Content to the Audience
    • Writing for an Audience
    • Writing Well
    • Writing Guidelines (Jargon, Gender neutral writing, Using simple sentences, passive or active language, first, second or third person, etc)
    • Spelling, Grammar
    • Editing, Proof reading
  4. Planning: Developing a Logical Structure or Format
    • Creating a Technical Document
    • Research the Document; gather information
    • Plan; decide on the format
    • Write; create an outline and then write the first draft
    • Verify; check the accuracy of what you have written
    • Revise; amend the document before
    • Writing a First Draft
  5. Collaborative Writing
    • Working in a team
    • Tasks and Roles
    • Technical Brief
    • Strategies for Collaboration
    • Style Guide
    • Using Templates
    • Using Email Effectively
  6. Writing Technical Articles for Periodicals
    • Writing for Periodicals
    • Publisher Specs
    • Writing Descriptions and Specifications
    • Journal Abstracts
  7. Writing Manuals and Procedures
    • Writing manuals
    • Writing Instructions and Procedures
    • Guidelines
    • Troubleshooting
  8. Writing Project Proposals
    • What is a Proposal?
    • Proposal Categories (Solicited and Unsolicited)
    • Model for Writing Proposals
    • Grant Proposals
    • The Stop Format
  9. Writing Project Reports
    • Types of Reports
    • Progress Reports
    • Completion Reports
    • Review Reports
    • Regulatory Reports
    • Feasibility Reports
    • Scientific Reports
    • Elements of a Formal Report
    • Executive Summaries

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Technical Writing Online Course

    How do you write technical manuals, scientific documents, texts and articles or anything else of a scientific or technical nature?  This course will show you how.  You will develop skills to write technical information for a variety of different purposes.  This course is a professional development course for anyone working in a technical field, from consultants and teachers to scientists and engineers.

    • 100 hr online course
    • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
    • Learn the skills required in technical writing.
    • Learn to write articles, technical reports and much more.
    • Learn from industry experts – our tutors!

    Course Aims:

    • Identify a broad range of situations where technical writing is used and where you might gainfully apply those skills;
    • Present technical documentation for a variety of situations;
    • Determine how to write appropriately for a defined audience;
    • Develop formats for different documents that follow a logical appropriate structure;
    • Explain how to effectively collaborate with one or more people in the production of a technical writing assignment;
    • Write items of technical writing that are appropriate for publication in different types of periodicals including: popular magazines, industry magazines, scientific journals, newspapers and e-zines;
    • Write easy to follow, technically accurate instructions for a variety of processes, using a variety of equipment;
    • Write a formal proposal for a project;
    • Write in an effective and appropriate style of report, during, or on conclusion of a project.

    Lesson Structure

    There are 9 lessons in this course:

    1. Scope and Nature of Technical Writing
      • Nature and Scope
      • Quality of Information
      • Nature of Language
      • Structure
      • Characteristics of Technical Writing
    2. Presentation of Technical Writing
      • Presentation
      • Basic Parts of a Document (Written text, Images, White space)
      • Headings
      • Types of Images (Tables, Charts, Graphs, Photos, Drawings)
      • Captions and Labels
      • Main Elements (Front Matter, Body, end matter)
      • Creating an Index
      • Elements of Different types of Technical Documents (References, Texts, Journals, Reports, etc)
      • Referencing
    3. Matching Style and Content to the Audience
      • Writing for an Audience
      • Writing Well
      • Writing Guidelines (Jargon, Gender neutral writing, Using simple sentences, passive or active language, first, second or third person, etc)
      • Spelling, Grammar
      • Editing, Proof reading
    4. Planning: Developing a Logical Structure or Format
      • Creating a Technical Document
      • Research the Document; gather information
      • Plan; decide on the format
      • Write; create an outline and then write the first draft
      • Verify; check the accuracy of what you have written
      • Revise; amend the document before
      • Writing a First Draft
    5. Collaborative Writing
      • Working in a team
      • Tasks and Roles
      • Technical Brief
      • Strategies for Collaboration
      • Style Guide
      • Using Templates
      • Using Email Effectively
    6. Writing Technical Articles for Periodicals
      • Writing for Periodicals
      • Publisher Specs
      • Writing Descriptions and Specifications
      • Journal Abstracts
    7. Writing Manuals and Procedures
      • Writing manuals
      • Writing Instructions and Procedures
      • Guidelines
      • Troubleshooting
    8. Writing Project Proposals
      • What is a Proposal?
      • Proposal Categories (Solicited and Unsolicited)
      • Model for Writing Proposals
      • Grant Proposals
      • The Stop Format
    9. Writing Project Reports
      • Types of Reports
      • Progress Reports
      • Completion Reports
      • Review Reports
      • Regulatory Reports
      • Feasibility Reports
      • Scientific Reports
      • Elements of a Formal Report
      • Executive Summaries

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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