Effective Technical Communication:Guide for Scientists and Engineers

Paperback | July 29, 2006

byMarun K. Mitra

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Effective Technical Communication is designed to serve as a practical guide and useful resource for scientists, engineers, and researchers. It addresses the need of practitioners engaged in the exchange of technical information to effectively share their ideas with, and make an impact on,their peers.The book provides guidelines, technical conventions, and graphical and visual aids for communicating effectively. It discusses the use of scientific vocabulary and various forms of writing, starting from simple forms such as paragraph and precis writing to more advanced forms such as scientific andengineering reports and papers. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the text is supported with numerous illustrative examples. The correct use of language, the dos and don'ts of communication, and the effective use of speech communication have also been discussed in detail.

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Effective Technical Communication is designed to serve as a practical guide and useful resource for scientists, engineers, and researchers. It addresses the need of practitioners engaged in the exchange of technical information to effectively share their ideas with, and make an impact on,their peers.The book provides guidelines, techni...

Barun K. Mitra PhD, formerly Professor of English, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, has imparted technical communication skills to generations of students during his long teaching career spanning three decades. He has also worked as the Director and Vice President, South Asia Hankes Foundation, Kolkata, where he worked on a l...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.57 × 6.26 × 0.47 inPublished:July 29, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195682912

ISBN - 13:9780195682915

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsPrefaceIntroduction1. Principles of Scientific Vocabulary2. Techniques of Sentence and Paragraph Construction3. Writing Scientific and Engineering Papers4. Technical Guidelines for Communication5. Effective Use of Charts, Graphs, and Tables6. Writing Technical Reports7. Precis of Science and Engineering Related Topics8. Speech Communication: Effective Presentation Techniques9. The Role of E-mail in the Communication Process10. Observing the Code of Gender Neutral Language11. Look Before You Write: Avoiding the Pitfalls12. ConclusionAppendix A: The Role of Roots in Word BuildingAppendix B: Confusing Words and ExpressionAppendix C: Technical Guidelines for IEEE, ACM, and VDAT PapersBibliographyIndex