Course Title: 
Technical and Professional Writing
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Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'Technical and Professional Writing' is an Elective course offered in Fourth Semester of B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

Produce workplace documents, including memos/letters, instructions and proposals; create usable, readable and attractive documents; prepare and deliver oral presentations; collaborate with others; write coherent, concise and correct sentences; edit for clarity.

Unit 1


Review syllabus-Computer lab assignment - the writing process - Grammar tutorial: words often confused - interview paper frequently asked questions in interview. Webpage designand writing for the web Graphics.
Present interview findings to the class. Grammar Basics, Punctuation, Proof Reading.

Unit 2

Special technical documents- thesis, dissertation and article. Memos, letters, Email Correspondence - Computer lab assignment, Editing for Style-Grammar tutorial, Instructions, Suggestions, Recommendations. Ethics in job and globalism in workplace.

Unit 3

Procedures and Policies in Describing and SummarizingTechnical Information
Technical proposals and reports,Bibliography.

Small group meetings:brainstorming collaborating on writing projects-reports, researching. Abstracts and executive summaries Discussoral presentations - Professional Presentations -.Style in technical writing.

Unit 4

Resume (cover letter,resume and vitae)
Memorandums(regarding weekly reading)
Interview a Professional Business
Letters (letters of apology, customer response and persuasion)
Writing Instructions & Directions.

Unit 5

Editing and Proofreading, Portfolio, Participation, Meetings - Minutes, Agenda, Chair.
Conferences (two conferences), Mock Interview, Conduct Meetings.Presenting a technical paper.

  1. McNair, New Technologies and Your Resume. 
  2. Hauer, Writing Technical Document for the Public. 
  3. Business Communication, Concepts, Cases and Applications, PD Chathurvedi, Pearson.
  4. Functional Grammar and Communicative Skills, S Sreenivasan, Century Publishers.
  5. Technical Communications, "Desk Top Type: TraditionandTechnology"
  6. Technical Communication:A Practical Approach-William Sanborn Pepfeiffer,TVS Padma. Pearson (6th Edn)