During the revision process of a technical report, check the accuracy and credibility of sources. Learn how to analyze weak areas of the report and identify parts that need more support or research. Judy explains how to check the use of technical language and if it is audience appropriate. Learn more about evaluating if the content is organized logically and presented professionally. Determine if the report is clear, concise, and easy to read. Finally, in this video, learn how to apply the appropriate styles to the report for clarity and ease in reading.
- [Instructor] So you planned and drafted.…Let's look again at those 15 day schedule…to complete your technical report.…You should have six days remaining…since that last 40% of your time…should be devoted to revising.…Six days to plan, three days to draft…and six days to revise.…In addition to checking and rechecking the validity,…accuracy and credibility of your numbers…and the sources you've already used,…analyze if you have areas that seem to have…weak or incomplete support,…ones that might require additional research.…
Or is some of the research contradictory?…If so, you will need to reevaluate…the when, the by-whom and the where of the research,…and revise to eliminate those discrepancies.…Or explain to your reader why they exist.…Maybe the federal law considering the environmental impact…on highway construction is more general…while the state and local laws are more specific.…In addition, check if you used the right level…of technical jargon for the intended reader…or adapted the language for a variety of readers.…
- Identify the purpose and main point of a report.
- Determine which questions should be asked before writing a technical report.
- Recall the six ethical principles identified by the Society of Technical Writers.
- List three groups of readers that could be the audience for a technical report.
- Examine the technical audience.
- Explain when it is appropriate to use generic headings.
- Recognize the best approach for writing a first draft.
- Name three areas of a report that should be assessed during the revision process.
- Review the best strategies for keeping your writing concise.
Skill Level Intermediate
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