Exceptional Technical Writing Online Course

  • ID: 4239832
  • Training
  • Region: Global
  • Hurley Write
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Devise Various Organizational Methods to Approach Writing Tasks

The six modules of this online technical writing course teach strategies to write clear, succinct technical documents. It uses critical thinking as the underpinning, while providing participants strategies they can begin to use immediately to impact their writing. It’s unique in that, depending on the writing option chosen, participants have multiple opportunities to apply the concepts they learn to various writing options and are provided professional written feedback.

All of our online courses are SCORM 1.2-, SCORM 2004-, and AICC-compliant, and each module takes roughly 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

This interactive course includes

  • A voiced lecture
  • Knowledge checks
  • Links to resources
  • Examples
  • Cheat Sheets
  • Writing options on which participants receive substantive written feedback
  • A personal editor for the duration of the course
  • A certificate of completion
  • Video chats with editor (one per module)
  • A copy of the eBook, Writing Strategies for Corporate America
  • “Exceptional Technical Writing” Online Course

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to

  • Explain the importance of targeting readers
  • Devise various organizational methods to approach writing tasks
  • Evaluate language use in written documents
  • Write technical documents and reports
  • Analyze the effectiveness of technical reports
  • Demonstrate various editing and proofreading techniques
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Module 1 Developing a Writing Strategy 

  • Analyzing your readers
  • Writing the outcome statement
  • Developing a writing strategy
  • Presenting a positive image through writing

Module 2: Developing Organizational Strategies

  • Understanding the importance of good organization
  • Types of organizational strategies
  • Choosing the appropriate organizational strategy
  • Exploring the vast universe of organization
  • Organizing sentences, paragraphs, and documents

Module 3: Using Language Effectively

  • Being precise and concise
  • Using appropriate emphasis
  • Avoiding wordiness
  • Avoiding language “traps”
  • Making your writing more emphatic and readable

Module 4: Constructing Effective Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Emphasizing appropriately
  • Understanding how readers read
  • Using longer and shorter paragraphs
  • Understanding appropriate sentence structure

Module 5: Writing the Technical Report

  • Writing the body of the technical report
  • Understanding the components of the technical report
  • Creating the appropriate argument
  • Ensuring that the report is readable and usable

Module 6: Editing and Proofreading Strategies

  • When to edit and when to proofread
  • Becoming your own best editor
  • What to look for when editing
  • Developing practical editing and proofreading techniquesModule 1 Developing a Writing Strategy
  • Analyzing your readers
  • Writing the outcome statement
  • Developing a writing strategy
  • Presenting a positive image through writing
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