Business And Technical Writing

Business And Technical WritingHours: 3 0 3

The course aims at imparting to the students competence in scientific and technical report writing. The mechanics and conventions of writing process are introduced through communicative activities and tasks. The course focuses on technical report writing and correspondence related to the corporate world. The course also deals with issues and problems of planning and designing technical presentations for varying situations and audiences. Main topics to be covered in this course are: introduction to communication in technical and intercultural workplaces; identification of purpose of writing; techniques for the preparation for writing a document such as brainstorming, outlining, drafting, editing and proofreading; technical writing style and strategies; use of brevity, politeness and accuracy in writing; formatting and writing documents; writing emails, letters, memos, short reports, formal reports, executive summaries, abstracts, progress reports, white papers, and proposals; and presentation of information in oral and written format.

Pre-requisites: NoneCo-requisites: None

Hours: XYZ where X = Lecture, Y = Lab, Z = Credit
All hours are per week.
3 Lab hours constitute 1 credit hour
1 credit hour implies 1 lecture of 50mins per academic week. 16 weeks in total.
Pre-Requisite courses are courses required to be completed before this course may be taken
Co-Requisite courses are courses required to be taken along with this course

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