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Unit 1

Mechanics of writing: Grammar rules – punctuation – spelling rules – tone and style – graphical Representation.

Unit 2

Different kinds of written documents: Definitions – descriptions – instructions – recommendations – manuals – reports – proposals; Formal Correspondence: Letter Writing including job applications with Resume.

Unit 3

Technical paper writing: Library research skills – documentation style – document editing – proof reading – formatting.

Practice in oral communication and Technical presentations

Text Books


  • Hirsh, Herbert. L “Essential Communication Strategies for Scientists, Engineers and Technology Professionals”. II Edition. New York: IEEE press, 2002
  • Anderson, Paul. V. “Technical Communication: A Reader-Centred Approach”. V Edition. Harcourt Brace College Publication, 2003
  • Strunk, William Jr. and White. E B. “The Elements of Style” New York. Alliyan & Bacon, 1999.
  • Riordan, G. Daniel and Pauley E. Steven. “Technical Report Writing Today” VIII Edition (Indian Adaptation). New Delhi: Biztantra, 2004.

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