Course Catalog

Effective Technical Writing Online Short Course

Improve your professional writing skills in this interactive workshop. This class is specifically designed for researchers, technical professionals, and managers who want to enhance their professional success by writing effectively and persuasively. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.

Course Details

Key Topics

    • General Principles of Technical Writing – effective placement of information; organization; consideration of the target; phrasing for highest impact; and effective use of graphics.
    • Categories of Technical Writing – construction and use of executive summaries; scientific papers for publication; summaries and abstracts; memos and e-mails; structure and phrasing of reports; effective letter writing; instructions and procedures.
    • The Writing Process – using a template or example; collecting and filtering information; writing a pain free first draft; choosing language and grammar; editing.
    • Abstracts, Summaries and Executive Summaries – structure and contents; concise phraseology; main points; language.
    • Graphics and Diagrams, Tables and Charts – use and contents; simplicity.
    • Letters, Memos and E-Mails – structure and impact; standard formats; humor.

Information

Improve your professional writing skills in this interactive workshop. This class is specifically designed for researchers, technical professionals, and managers who want to enhance their professional success by writing effectively and persuasively. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.

Who Should Attend

Researchers, technical professionals, and managers who want to enhance their professional success by writing effectively and persuasively. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention.

Benefits

- Gain confidence.
- Overcome “writer’s block”.
- Understand the essential steps in creating technical documents.
- Use the principles of technical writing to present your message effectively in high impact language.
- Analyze examples of effective vs. ineffective writing.
? Improve accuracy, brevity, and readability of your writing.
? Learn how to prepare the most effective graphs, diagrams, tables, and charts.

Course Locations

Date

September 8 - October 6, 2014

This course will meet online for five (5) sessions from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET on the following dates:
September 8
September 15
September 22
September 29
October 6

Attendance at scheduled class times is NOT required. Registered participants can attend the course by viewing session recordings.

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Venue

Online

Each person attending must register individually for this course

The course fee includes a electronic access to the course materials.

4 for 3! Register 4 people for 1 course, 1 person for 4 courses, or any combination in between, and the 4th course is free! This offer can only be used in conjunction with webcast registrations and cannot be combined with any other offer. All courses must be completed in the same calendar year. All 4 registrations must be received by our offices on the same day.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Standard $895 per person $1,095 per person

System Requirements
You need a high-speed connection to the Internet and an up-to-date
version of your web browser. The audio portion of the live session
will be provided via VOIP and US toll-free conference call. VOIP is
dependent on the quality and speed of your internet connection so
a high-speed connection is strongly recommended. Those choosing to
use VOIP should also have a headset or microphone in order to
interact with the instructor. If not, we recommend you choose
the telephone option, or contact us
to purchase a headset for $5.

About the Instructor

  • Lindy Harrison

    is Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry (retired) at York College of Pennsylvania where she taught organic chemistry and the capstone Physical Sciences seminar that included technical writing. Dr. Harrison teaches each of the following ACS Short Courses in-person and as webcasts: Essentials of Organic Chemistry, Effective Technical Writing, and Effective Technical Writing (English as a Second Language Version).