Technical Communication: Principles and Practice

Paperback | December 31, 2011

byMeenakshi Raman, Sangeeta Sharma

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Adopting a direct, functional, and practical approach, the book presents an exhaustive treatment of the basics of technical communication, both oral and written. Divided into five parts, the text comprehensively covers listening, speaking, reading, and writing techniques as well ascontemporary communication media. In addition to offering plenty of practical tips and attractive technical document samples, the book provides tremendous support for soft skills laboratory sessions through the CD.With its up-to-date coverage and practical orientation, the book not only serves the purpose of being a textbook for courses on technical and professional communication but also satisfies the requirement of finishing schools. It can also be used as a reference for training programs offered bybusiness houses and industries.

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Adopting a direct, functional, and practical approach, the book presents an exhaustive treatment of the basics of technical communication, both oral and written. Divided into five parts, the text comprehensively covers listening, speaking, reading, and writing techniques as well ascontemporary communication media. In addition to offeri...

Meenakshi Raman, PhD, is presently Group Leader of the Humanities and Management Group at the Goa Campus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. She has several years of teaching experience and has been teaching courses on English and Professional Communication at various levels. She has co-authored several books on comm...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:680 pages, 9.84 × 7.48 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198065299

ISBN - 13:9780198065296

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Part I: Principles of Communcation1. Introduction to Communication2. Barriers to Communication3. Basics of Technical CommunicationPart II: Listening and Speaking4. Active Listening5. Phonetics6. Effective Speaking7. Listening and Speaking8. Effective Presentation Strategies9. Interviews10. Group CommunicationPart III: Reading and Writing11. Reading12. Reading Techniques13. Technical Writing14. Words, phrases, and sentences15. Paragraphs and essays16. The Art of Condensation17. Letters, Memos, and E-mails18. Reports19. Technical Proposals20. Research Paper, Dissertation, and Thesis21. Instructions, Manuals and Technical Description22. Referencing and stylingPart IV: Modern communication Media23. Introduction to Modern Communication MediaPart V: Vocabulary and Grammar24. Vocabulary25. English Grammar