• Teaching trainees how to write technical reports
  • Teaching the best practices for writing technical reports
  • Taught by a business college PhD professor
  • Self-pacing
  • Technical writing course materials all online
  • Training in explaining technical report writing clearly
  • Many technical report writing exercises
  • Activities to practice writing clear business reports that have impact
  • Easy-to-understand lessons
  • A wide variety of examples
  • Five diagnostic technical report writing examinations with evaluation, comments, and coaching by the instructor
  • Technical writing course materials remain online after graduation for later reference
  • Tuition: $295

Syllabus:

The Technical Report Writing course will teach you how to prepare technical writing about subjects that require technical explanations, analyses, data presentation, and information understood by technical readers. This technical writing course teaches the business writer how to present information to technical readers so they understand the concepts and can apply them in their work. The course is not intended to explain technical subjects to non-technical readers. The Business Writing Skills course and Writing Technical Explanations for Non-technical Readers course teach the skills required to explain any concepts to non-technical readers using clear, straightforward, simple explanations.

The online technical writing lessons contain clear explanations and many examples. You go at your own pace and submit assignments when you are ready. The instructor evaluates the activities and examinations, comments on skills you have learned and skills you still need polish, coaches you through learning the skills, and certifies your competence. You receive a Technical Report Writing course graduation certificate at the end of the course.

Course Time

You will go through the Technical Report Writing course at your own pace, so you could complete it within a few weeks. However, you have up to four months to complete the course so you can fit the study time into your schedule. All technical writing lessons must be finished within the four-month period.

Technical Writing Course Content

Diagnostic 1: Initial diagnosis of technical writing ability

Lesson 1: The technical writing client and audience
Lesson 2: Objectives and specifications for the technical writing
Lesson 3: Methods of selecting information
Lesson 4: Formats for the major types of technical report writing
Lesson 5: Presenting technical business report writing clearly

Diagnostic 2: Writing technical reports clearly

Lesson 6: Organizing
Lesson 7: Using guideposts for clarity

Diagnostic 3: Synthesizing and organizing the technical writing

Lesson 8: Writing clearly
Lesson 9: Using visual devices in technical writing

Diagnostic 4: Complete sample of technical report writing

Lesson 10: Editing technical writing
Lesson 11: Writing concisely
Lesson 12: Formatting and publishing technical report writing
Lesson 13: Proofreading

Diagnostic 5: Final technical report writing document

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Writing Coaching by Dr. Robert Hogan

Business Writing InstructorDr. Robert Hogan teaches the coaching, tutoring, and individualized business writing courses. Dr. Hogan has been training writers for 40 years in universities, colleges of business, consulting companies, and professional writing companies. He has been a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County College, and Illinois State University College of Business. He was manager of communications in a telephone billing company and owner of a company writing documents on contract for government agencies and corporations.

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6,600 Clients Worldwide

The Business Writing Center has trained staff from a broad range of organizations:

Companies – 5,768
Nonprofit organizations – 495
Military/government – 234
Colleges/universities – 143

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Technical Writing Course Awards

Awards and Recognition

The Business Writing Center has been evaluated and has received awards or recognition from a number of organizations and media:

  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • Dun& Bradstreet
  • Department of Defense
  • National Association of Legal Assistants
  • HR-Wire
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Investor’s Business Daily
  • TechRepublic

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