Online Effective Writing for Engineers Course

  • ID: 4239834
  • Training
  • Region: Global
  • Hurley Write
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Make Your Writing Sharper, More Concise and Succinct, and More Usable and Readable

This seven-module online writing course focuses on helping engineers use the attributes they possess, such as logic and problem-solving skills, to make their writing sharper, more concise and succinct, and more usable and readable.
 
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
  • Hurley Write 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 Corporate America can Really Use

Objectives

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

  • Explain the importance of targeting readers
  • Devise various organizational methods to use in writing
  • Evaluate language use in documents
  • Write the components of engineering documents and reports
  • Analyze a document’s logic
  • Demonstrate various editing and proofreading techniques
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Module 1: Planning the Document

  • Analyzing audience purpose
  • Presenting a positive image through writing
  • Eliminating distractions

Module 2: Using Organization to Guide Readers

  • Using appropriate organizational strategies
  • Using organization to guide readers
  • Organizing sentences and paragraphs for greatest effect

Module 3: Writing Readable Documents

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

Module 4: Writing Concise, Precise Documents

  • Meeting readers’ needs for conciseness
  • Using longer and shorter paragraphs and sentences for greatest impact
  • Linking ideas
  • Constructing effective paragraphs
  • Using headings and subheadings

Module 5: Using Logic to Build the Argument of the Document

  • Using logic in technical documents
  • Gaining reader “buy-in”
  • The components of logic

Module 6: Writing Engineering Reports

  • Writing the body of the engineering report
  • Writing the supplementary components (executive summary, Introduction)
  • Using transitions to create “flow”
  • Writing the Recommendations and Conclusions sections

Module 7: Developing Effective Editing and Proofreading Strategies

  • Understanding the difference between editing and proofreading
  • Editing for readability
  • Proofreading strategies
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