Technical Communication (English) – I (VTU)

ISBN Number : 978-93-5299-394-9

Student Price : Rs.198

Student Dollar Price : 8$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2018

No. Of Pages : 228

About The Book

This book satisfies the requirements of the new syllabus of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, for teaching Technical Communication (English) – I, the English that the Technical students are required to use for employability. The present syllabus caters to the needs of the engineering students, who either face the interviews for employment or sit in various competitive examinations for higher studies. Here, the students are expected to have learnt good number of vocabulary and also have strong knowledge of grammar to crack GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, and IELTS or even to compete in UPSC and IES examinations.

MODULE 1 deals with Technical Writing – the kind of writing and documentation one has to deal with in professional life every day. This unit will guide the students to write technical reports, project proposals and research proposals. The unit also deals with overcoming barriers to communication, and developing interpersonal skills – both of which are regarded as the most important factors for success in life.

Keeping the recent changes in mind, that the examination pattern of CAT and UPSC examinations have undergone – three modules have been written. Thus, MODULE 2, MODULE 3 and MODULE 4 of the book comprise the phonetics, vocabulary and grammar respectively. As part of the selection process, students are often required to take a written test in English that measures their proficiency in vocabulary, grammar and language.

MODULE 5 prepares the students for improving their listening skills, speaking skills and presentation skills. This module also prepares the students to face interviews confidently due to improvised speaking skills. The Module has been provided with links from websites and YouTube for listening to comprehensive passages to help students learn by practicing them.

 

Contents -

Module 1 Fundamentals of Technical Communication Skills
Module 2 Introduction to Phonetics
Module 3 Vocabulary Building
Module 4 Basic English Grammar
Module 5 Listening, Speaking and Presentation Skills
Bibliography

About The Author

Dr. Pratibha Mahato is Assistant Professor in Kavikulguru Institute of Technology and Science, Ramtek. She has done her Masters in English Literature as well as in Business Administration. She has done her Ph.D. from Nagpur University and CELTA course from Cambridge University. She is in the teaching profession for more than 25 years and has been teaching English to both under-graduate as well as post-graduate students. She has conducted about 15 workshops in various Colleges and Institutions in India as well as abroad. She has published about 50 research papers in various Journals of National and International repute. She is associated with the ELTAI (English Language Teachers Association of India) and TEFL and Life Member of both the Associations.

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