Some Advice on Writing a Technical Report
The breakdown of a report into sections helps organize the information into logical
sections. There is no “standard” convention dictating the number of sections in a report. The
sections used in this report follow a more common breakdown of a technical writing reporting
results of an engineering experiment. Appropriate adjustment should be made for other type of
reports. Regardless of the number of sections, the logical flow of the information in the report
will be similar.
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Report writing takes more planning than simply sitting down in front of the computer and
start typing. Information in the report must be divided into appropriate sections. This “pseudo
report” serves only as a guideline to writing a technical report. The format and the number of
sections are not rigidly set. Adjustment to the report should be made depending on the nature of
the report. It is up to the writer to analyze and adapt the format to suit the situation.
Writing Technical Reports - IWCC Training In Communications
Technical report writers need to have the skills to turn technical facts into useful information for their readers. IWCC’s Writing Technical Reports workshop will give your employees skills and techniques for writing effective technical reports that move projects forward and share knowledge. Your employees will identify ways to reduce the time they spend writing and editing reports thus improving individual productivity. By applying IWCC’s framework for technical report writing, they will gain control over their report writing habits. They will learn how to consistently write reader-focused technical reports that both technical and non-technical readers will find useful.
Writing Technical Reports is designed for technical writers who must report on field work, technical systems, the results of studies or projects, or make recommendations. It is especially useful for people who must communicate technical data to non-technical readers.
We suggest a maximum of 15 participants for this workshop.
Mechanics of writing a technical report is explained in a pseudo report format. The
purpose of this pseudo report is to explain the contents of a typical engineering report. It can also
be used as a template for an actual engineering report. With some adaptation, the format can be
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Contrary to current layman thinking that engineering works only involve working with
machineries, many tasks perform by an engineer involve writing. Written communication, in
fact, is an integral part of engineering tasks. The ability to write a technical report in a clear and
concise manner is a mark of a good engineer. An engineer must be able to translate the formulae,
numbers, and other engineering abstractions into an understandable written form.
There are uncountable variations in engineering report format. Each group, institution,
company may have its own “standard” format to follow. This report is being offered as an
example of the kind of information and progression order that should be present in a sound
technical report. There are certain elements common in most engineering writings. These
elements can be seen in any typical engineering report. A technical report must inform readers of
the reasons, means, results, and conclusions of the subject matter being reported. The mechanics
and format of writing a report may vary but the content is always similar.
Many engineering writing is centered on reporting of experimental works. In such a case,
there should be an “Experimental Details” section in the report. The information to be included
in the experimental details section is:
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