This course covers all aspects of report writing: organizing information presentation, drawing conclusions, packaging. Students will be required to submit assignments for assessment and constructive criticism.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Module 1 -Definition and Classification of Technical Reports
Give a definition of a report and identify the three categories of reports to be studied this term.
Explain the three differences between reports and technical correspondence studied in TSYH 1102.
Describe the two basic parts of a technical report.
Describe the three stages in writing a report.
Give four guidelines for writing and revising the first draft.
Module 2 - Organizing the Body of the Report
Explain how the four steps in organizing a technical document are applied when writing a report.
Understand and apply the guidelines and conventions for using headings in an outline or report.
Module 3 - Organizing the Opening in a Report
List and describe the two basic parts of a report Opening.
Give the purpose of a Summary.
List the requirements of a Summary.
List the steps in writing a Summary.
Write a Summary for a given report.
Module 4 - Using Graphics to Illustrate Reports
Explain why graphics should be used in reports.
Apply six general guidelines for incorporating graphics into a document.
List six common graphic aids and explain how to construct each one.
Adapt Module 4's principles to computer graphics packages.
Prepare effective graphic aids for use in a report.
Module 5 - Routine Information Reports
Describe and use three general guidelines in writing information reports.
Describe the purpose of, outline the parts of and describe how to write progress reports.
Describe the purpose of, outline the parts of and describe how to write inspection and trip reports.
Describe the purpose of, outline the parts of and describe how to write incident reports.
Write a routine information report that uses correct format and gives a clear and complete description of the situation.
Module 6 -- Adapting Report Formats To Specific Situations
Describe two methods of modifying report formats to suit specific reporting situations.
Explain how to develop a report format for a specific 'non-routine' reporting situation.
Use Module 6's strategies to write a report for a given reporting situation.
Effective as of Fall 2003
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