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ENG2002S English for Science & Engineering Communication: Home

Course Description

This is a discipline-specific English course for students from the School of Science and Engineering. This course is designed to provide students with sufficient spoken and written skills for effective communication in both academic and professional contexts. In this course, students will learn how to communicate with experts in their field and lay persons as well. The course will focus on technical reports (lab reports, recommendation reports), technical proposals, and professional correspondences required for internship/job applications and/or application for further studies overseas. Students will also learn to identify appropriate language as well as delivery skills for conducting technical presentations and job interviews.

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Technical Communication

This book examines the principles and applications required for effective technical writing. It is designed as a textbook for college and university students enrolled in technical or professional communication courses. This book is divided into four parts. Part 1 is an overview of the technical communication environment. Part 2 focuses on rhetorical concerns, such as considering audience and purpose, gathering information through primary and secondary research, and planning the organization of documents. Part 3 describes communicating persuasively; writing coherent documents; writing effective sentences; designing documents and Web sites; creating graphics; and reviewing, evaluating, and testing documents and Websites. Part 4 examines applications of technical communication.

Technical Communication: A Practical Approach

This book is designed as a textbook for an introductory undergraduate technical communication course. It focuses on an overview of the style and genres associated with technical communication. The book is divided into six parts. Part 1 concerns with the application of the writing process in an academic setting to a workplace setting. Part 2 introduces the elements of all workplace documents, and also addresses on correspondence. Part 3 introduces common technical communication genres. Part 4 focuses on workplace research. Part 5 presents alternatives to print text, formats other than print text through which users access information. Part 6 deals with technical communication in professional careers.

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