BWC486 Writing for Forensic Professionals

Regular tuition $395.00

The Writing for Forensic Professionals course was developed in partnership with a forensic specialist for a forensic laboratory. It teaches the skills a forensic professional needs to write clear, well-organized, professional forensic documents.

Course Contents: Writing for Forensic Professionals

  1. Choose strategies based on the goals and readers.

COMPETENCY EXAMINATION 1

  1. Write the report in blocks.
  1. Keep explanations of a subject together in one block.
  1. Check each block for focus.
  1. Check each block for completeness.
  1. Open each block with a statement of the contents.
  1. Use headings to open blocks.
  1. Bold field or data names to identify them as blocks.

COMPETENCY EXAMINATION 2

  1. Create lists.
  1. Open list blocks.
  1. Mark the list items clearly.
  1. Keep list items in a single list.
  1. Keep list items in the same format.
  1. Present information in tables when possible.
  1. Use key words consistently.
  1. Fully explain every new concept word or phrase.

COMPETENCY EXAMINATION 3

  1. Use paragraphs to organize information.
  1. Write concisely.
  1. Write clear, simple, straightforward sentences.
  1. Write strong, direct sentences.
  1. Use words the reader will understand.
  1. Use your spell checker and grammar checker.
  1. Proofread.

COMPETENCY EXAMINATION 4