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.
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