Technical Communication (English) – I (VTU)

ISBN Number : 978-93-5299-395-6

Student Price : Rs.198

Student Dollar Price : 8$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2018

No. Of Pages : 228

About The Book

Communication skills is a requirement for everyone. You need it in your personal life, school/college life, and professional life. No matter what profession you are in, communication skills give an extra edge. Communication skills can be improved by understanding the basic theoretical concepts, implementing them, and practicing them.

To be accepted in today's competitive world, you need to be able to write well and speak well. You have to speak and write correct English, with clarity in expression. Unfortunately, communication is a practical subject. It is important to understand the concepts and theory. More importantly, able to practice it well.

In the last couple of years, there has been a sudden increase in the need for technical communicators (technical writers) in India. Many multinational companies having their development centers in India are setting up their documentation teams here. Though many organizations are ready to hire freshers and provide them with in-house training, it is often difficult to find someone who fits in to the profile well. This is due to lack of combination of the technical background and writing skills.


Contents of this Book -


Chapter 1: Introduction to Communication

This chapter discusses the following topics:
Communication : Information regarding the importance, the principles, the types and advantages of communication. It describes briefly the barriers to effective communication and also provides pointers to overcome those barriers.
Interpersonal skills : Introduces interpersonal skills and tells you how to improve your interpersonal skills.
Technical communication : Introduces one to technical communication and briefly explains the skills required for technical communication.

Chapter 2: Phonetics

This chapter contains the following topics:
Phonetics : Information regarding types of phonetics and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
Sounds : It is about speech sounds, vowels, and consonants.
Pronunciation : Sounds mispronounced, silent letters, pronunciation of the word the, and words ending with –age and –able.

Chapter 3: Developing Phonetics and Vocabulary

This chapter contains the following topics:
Accent : Types and causes of word accent, rules for word accent, stress patterns, stress shift, importance of word stress, and word stress rules.
Question Tag : Question tag for assertive statements and negative statements.
One word substitute
Interrelationships of Words : Synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homonyms, homograph, heterography, polyseme, and capitonym.

Chapter 4: Speaking Skills

This chapter contains the following topics:
Syllable : Importance of syllables, ways to count them, and division rules. It also contains information regarding spoken and written syllables, and types of syllables.
Words : Word formation, types of word formations, word structure, strong and weak forms of words, word pairs, and words often misspelt.
Prefix and suffix : Categories of suffix.
Spelling Rules : Learn the various spelling rules.

Chapter 5: Public Speaking

This chapter contains the following topics:
Public Speaking : Public speaking process, types of public speech, Lasswell's communication model, importance of public speaking, mastering public speaking
Extempore Speaking: Guidelines and some topics for practice
Difference between extempore and public speaking
English in India
Techniques for Neutralization of MTI (Mother Tongue Influence)
Listening Comprehension
Information Transfer
Oral Presentation : Preparing a presentation and structuring the oral presentation

Chapter 6: Grammar

This chapter contains the following topics:
Nouns : Types and examples of nouns

About The Author

Sajitha Jayaprakash is an Electronics Engineer by qualification and a technical writer by profession. She did her Engineering from D.Y. Patil College of Engineering, Pune. She has over two decades of experience in technical writing, during which she has worked in four organizations. She is currently working as a Senior Manager, Documentation, Training and e-Learning with MSC Software (a Hexagon Company).

She is a published author with eight books to her credit: Technical Writing, Remote Working: In documentation Team, Technical Writing: Management Perspective, The Art of Writing Effective E-mails, Interview Skills (Presenting Yourself with Confidence), Choosing the Right Career, and The Art of Writing a Resume. The eight book is a textbook for Bharathi Vidhyapeeth, BBA course, Pune named Enhancing Professional and Personal Skills.

Apart from writing, she is also interested in reading, music, sketching, spending time with her family, and traveling. She is also an avid blogger: If you have any suggestions about the book, or any concerns or queries, you may write to her at [email protected]

Soumya Jayaprakash recently completed her Engineering (IT) from MIT (Maharashtra Institute of Technology), Pune. She is very particular about language and grammar—while speaking and writing. She is a grammar police. She will soon be joining Deloitte US as a Business Technology Analyst.

Initially, Sajitha declined the offer of writing this book due to her work commitments and time constraints, but Soumya convinced her to take up this assignment and stepped in to co-author the book. So, a special thanks to her.

Soumya is interested in reading, music, dancing, and traveling. She is also a great foodie. If you have any suggestions about the book, or any concerns or queries, you may write to her at [email protected]

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