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Achieving Excellence in Technical Writing (e2i)(PDU)(SFC) 

Introduction

This course focuses on the writing skills needed by technical professionals to create documents which are easy to read, communicate information clearly, accurately, and concisely. It teaches a strategic approach to writing through analysis of the writing situation to determine how information is to be selected and organised to suit a particular audience, purpose, and situation. 

Objectives

Participants can expect to:
Learn to write with the reader in mind
Learn how to organise documents so that they are easy to read
Create documents which are visually appealing
Write clearly, concisely, and accurately without using technical jargon
 

Outline

The technical writing process
Reader-centred writing
Effective style for technical writing
Select appropriate organisational formats for different communicative situations
Grammar essentials types of nouns, verb forms, active and passive sentences
Writing technical descriptions
Writing clear instructions
Explaining and defining
Using plain English and avoiding jargon
Design and use effective visuals
Editing for clarity
Draft effective abstracts, summaries and reports  

Trainer(s)

Dr Huang, Minting

Doctor of Education (Applied Linguistics) University of Leicester, UK.
MA (English language), National University of Singapore
Postgraduate Diploma (Applied linguistics), RELC Singapore

Dr Huang Minting has been teaching writing and communication skill courses at National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Institute of Technology for the past twenty over years. The courses she taught in these universities include Professional Communication Strategies and Skills, Effective Communication, Technical Report Writing, Academic Writing, Crafts of Writing, , Minutes Writing, Effective Email Writing, etc. At the Regional English Language Centre (SEAMEO) , Dr. Huang conducted various teacher training courses for the Ministry of Education of Singapore and trained government officials from many countries of South East Asia. At SIM University, Dr. Huang designed and taught several courses on contrastive linguistics and translation skills. In addition to teaching in the tertiary institutes, Dr. Huang has extensive industry training experience in communication and writing. She has been a trainer at the Centre for Continuing Education, NTU, for the past ten years, training hundreds if not thousands of engineers and professionals from different government organisations and private companies.

Who Should Attend

Technical professionals who need to convey important ideas and information in writing.

Fee with NEW e2i subsidy: S$374.50 (inclusive of GST) *conditions apply

To be eligible for e2i subsidy, participants:
- must be Singaporeans or Permanent Residents of Singapore
- achieve minimum 75% attendance per run
* Participants who do not fulfill the above criteria are not eligible for e2i funding, and are required to pay the course fee in full.

Union members may enjoy up to $250 unfunded course fee support when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP. Conditions apply. Visit www.ntuc.org.sg for more information.  

Details

Date(s):

19 to 20 October 2017 

Time:

9:00am to 5:00pm 

Venue:

NTU@one-north campus, Executive Centre 

Closing Date:

5 October 2017 

Course Fee:

Standard: S$631.30  

NTU/NIE Alumni, Staff & Students: S$505.04  

Group (3 & Above): S$568.17

NTUC Member: S$568.17

 

Registration fees inclusive of:

  • Course materials

  • Light refreshments

  • Complimentary Lunch - applicable at NTU@one-north campus only

  • Prevailing GST

Online Registration

>> CLICK HERE to Register Online

 

Methods of Payment

1. Credit Card (Visa, American Express and Mastercard only)

2. Cheque made payable to Nanyang Technological University

3. Invoice to Company (for Company Sponsored Participants)

4. E-invoice (for Government Organizations)

5. Telegraphic Transfer or Bank Draft (Note: All related charges are to be borne by participant)

Cancellation & Refund Policy

A written notification to copace@ntu.edu.sg or fax to

6774 2911 before course closing date.

No cancellation charges (Full refund)

 

 

A written notification on or after course closing date.
 

No Refund

SkillsFuture Credit (if applicable):
- Participant to cancel their claim with WDA
- PaCE Collegereserves the rights to collect the full fee amount from the participant

Replacement Policy

Given a 3 days notice before course commencement, companies may replace participants who have signed up for the course. Terms and conditions apply.

 

There is no replacement for participant utilising SkillsFuture Credit. Participant to cancel their SkillsFuture Credit claim with WDA.

Terms and Conditions

• Course is subject to a minimum participation before commencement
• Course is subject to a first-come-first-serve basis in light of overwhelming responses
• PaCE Collegereserves the right to change or cancel any course or trainer, in light of unforeseen circumstances
• All details are correct at time of dissemination

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