Technical Writing

This workshop helps you with typical technical writing problems:getting your thoughts onto paper, explaining complex information in laypersons’ terms and writing simple and effective processes and instructions.

You will learn how to structure your test and lab reports using the tried and tested IMRaD formula. You will also take part in a fun experiment using household materials which will form a project running through the workshop.

Who should attend?

Anyone in a technical profession who needs to write documents, including IT staff and engineers.


  • translate complex ideas into clear, logical and technically
  • accurate documents
  • produce technical information for non-specialist audiences
  • help your readers to take action or make decisions more effectively

Course Outline

Understanding your Reader

  • Understanding different audiences
  • Building information about your readers
  • Focusing on your readers’ needs
  • Using a reader analysis chart
  • Generating content

 Processes and Instructions

  • Best practice for writing instructions
  • Project – writing instructions
  • Describing a piece of equipment
  • Project – describing a process

Test and Lab Reports

  • Project – conducting a test
  • The purpose of your reports
  • Titles and abstracts
  • Exploring the IMRaD structure
  • Project – writing a test report


  • Clarity and conciseness
  • Using articles effectively
  • Dealing with technical language
  • Giving definitions
  • An editing process
  • Project – editing your reports

Course information

Public Training Dates 2019  
January 21-22 March 4-5 July 8-9
September 2-3 October 1-2 November 7-8

Length: 2 days

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Cost: S$954.44 (including GST)