Course aims

The course focuses on the conventional format for reporting the results of research, investigations, and design projects. It provides information on how to write different technical documentation, e.g., laboratory reports, research reports, design and feasibility reports, progress reports, consulting reports, the results of an investigative study, or the solution to a design problem. The course also focuses on audience, purpose, and measures of excellence in technical documents. The course provides general guidelines for using graphical tools that the students can use to design visuals with the output process of the report in mind. The course also provides guidelines for effective planning of technical report writing.

Target group

Doctoral students, young researchers


B1/B1+ (level of English)

Course content
Course Objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will:
  • edit documents for readability, style, substance, and grammatical accuracy;
  • learn and use standard copy-editing and proofreading symbols;
  • practice techniques for copy editing, proofreading, and stylistic editing (on paper and on screen);
  • practice communicating editing decisions in an effective, professional way;
  • develop an understanding of the editor’s role in the scheduling and production of print and electronic documents.

  • Elena Bazanova, PhD, associate professor

    Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

e-mail us: lttc@mipt.ru