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TSYH 2103 - Reporting Technical Information

Transystems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

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.

Credits

2.0

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Learning Outcomes

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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