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Specification and Technical Writing

  • Schedule : Online
  • Who is this for: Professionals

Duration: 5-8 Hours
Schedule: Online
Level: Beginner
Rs: 63,000

Course Overview

Objective

  • To provide  knowledge and skills in specification and technical writing, including how to write clearly and professionally, how to collect, organize, analyse and evaluate information, and to develop effective communication with technical as well as non-technical staff at all levels.

  • Introduction to Technical Writing
  • The Development Process
  • Use of Language & Words
  • The Elements of Technical Writing
  • Writing of Different Types of Technical Reports
  • Writing of Other Technical Documents
  • Overview of Design (Technical )Specifications 
  • Technical Specifications -Prerequisites to Writing
  • Writing of Technical Specifications 1
  • Writing of Technical Specifications 2
  • Presentation Aspects
  • Oral Delivery of Technical Presentations

Topics included are

  • What is technical writing? What makes it unique?

  • Accuracy, Brevity and Clarity (ABCs of technical writing)

  • Categories of readers

  • Effective communication

  • Expressing Vs. Impressing

  • Preparing to write

  • Organizing the writing

  • Editing and revision

  • Readability

  • Clarifying the writing

  • Choice of vocabulary

  • Simplifying the writing

  • Technical definitions

  • Technical descriptions

  • Formal report

  • Structure of report

  • Content

  • Conclusions

  • Appendices

  • Illustrations

  • References

  • Bibliography

  • Technical memo and background reports

  • Technical proposal

  • User manuals and maintenance manuals

  • Journal articles

  • Specifications and design

  • Design process

  • Understanding the problem and the development of engineering specifications

  • Planning to write the specification

  • Preparing the specification

  • Scope

  • Specification database

  • Basic specification information

  • Supporting information

  • Organizing input from different specialists and sources

  • Structure of technical specifications

  • Different types of technical specifications

  • Various uses of technical specifications

  • Creating a specification template

  • Writing the specification

  • Vetting the specification

  • Reviewing specifications

  • Errors in specifications

  • Specification approval and authorization

  • Hazardous materials

  • Conflicting requirements

  • Quantities

  • Professionalism

  • Do’s and don’ts of specification writing

  • Specification checklist

  • Appearance of the document

  • Text and design

  • Visual aids

  • Most common formats of graphics

  • Illustrations

  • Highlighting techniques

  • Tips for using illustrations/graphics

  • Transferring information from notes to graphics/graphics to notes

  • What is communication?

  • Motivation and attention

  • Preparing your presentation

  • Make a positive impact

  • Using presentation aids effectively

  • Maximizing delivery impact

  • Handling difficult situations