Vocabulary building-Synonyms and Antonyms, Word roots, One-word substitutes, Prefixes and Suffixes, Idioms and phrases
UNIT II :
Informal conversation Vs Formal expression - Verbal and non-verbal communication, barriers to effective communication kinesics .
UNIT III :
Types of Communication - Oral, aural, Writing and reading - Word-Power - Jargons - rate of speech, pitch, tone - Clarity of voice
UNIT IV :
Technical presentations - types of presentation video conferencing-- participation in meetings - chairing sessions.
UNIT V :
Formal and informal interviews Pre-interviewing planning - ambiance and polemics - interviewing in different settings and for different purposes e.g., eliciting and giving information, interview through tele and video conferencing, recruiting, performance appraisal.
UNIT VI :
Written communication - differences between spoken and written communication - features of effective writing such "as clarity, brevity, appropriate tone clarity, balance etc.- GRE, TOEFL models
Letter-writing - business letters pro forma culture - format - style effectiveness, promptness - Analysis of sample letters collected from industry - email, fax.
UNIT VIII :
Technical Report writing - Business and Technical Reports Types of reports - progress reports, routine reports - Annual reports - formats - Analysis of sample reports from industry - Synopsis and thesis writing
Effective Technical Communication, M Ashraf Rizvi, Tata Mc.Graw-Hill Pub. company Ltd.
Basic Communication Skills for Technology, andrea J. Rutherford: Pearson Education Asia, New Delhi.
GRE and TOEFL; Kaplan and Baron's English in Mind, Herbert Puchta and Jeff Stranks, Cambridge
Technical Communication by Meenakshi Raman and Sangeeta sharma, Oxford University Press.
Communication Skills, Lenne Sen, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
Communicating at work, Ronald B. Adler, Seanne Marquardt Elmhurst ,Mc Graw Hill international editions.