Writing is a critical part of communication. If the reader cannot understand what you are telling them, how do you expect them to proceed? In this class we will review how to write effectively. We will work on the writing styles needed to develop or respond to a request for proposal, as well as site memos, field reports, letter and formal reports with each one tailored to their intended use. The report themes will focus on risk assessment, construction sites, and site memos in general.
This is an interactive course and participants will need to bring their own laptop computer with the ability to use Microsoft Word software. You will receive the class handout, class exercises, and report templates in advance of the class and will need to have those loaded onto your computer beforehand.
Throughout the day the class will work on their laptops with specific writing exercises as well as editing and writing sample reports. In the afternoon we will examine submitted or other sample reports, and critique them as a group to discuss how they might be improved.
Before the Workshop:
You are encouraged to send a report of yours to the instructor for review as part of the afternoon group discussion. This is a powerful way to learn about your own writing skills, and 2 or 3 professional reports will be accepted. Please send all reports in word format to Julian Dunster, firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to the workshop.