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Technical Writing

The ability to express complex ideas and information in writing is essential for researchers and for professionals. This workshop outlines the principles and methods for good technical writing, the importance of being aware that technical pieces have different purposes and readers. The value of planning structure, style and content is made clear.

Aimed at

Researchers (early stage, mid stage, final stage)

Pre-requisites

‚ÄčYou are requested to view, download and print the presentation slides below, prior to attending:

Technical Writing.pdf

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the scope, purpose and readership of various types of technical writing

  • Properly time- and resource-manage the production of written material

  • Be equipped with techniques to write with confidence and overcome reluctance to write (or "writer's block")

  • Plan and create effective figures, tables and graphs

  • Understand the importance of clear, precise forms of expression in both the text and the figures of a technical piece

Presented by

Dr Louise Baron, Baron Associates

Session outline and aims

This session will be led by a Trainer and interactive discussions are encouraged between the participants and the Trainer at appropriate times.

Specific skills focused on in this session

Research and information literacy, communication skills

Health and Safety and general notice

Participants will be viewing presentations projected onto a SMART Board screen. Participants may be required to work in groups. Refreshments may be available at the venue.

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to do your research and career

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

This workshop is provided by

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Email address graduateschool@brunel.ac.uk Telephone number 01895 265935