This book is meant to be a student-friendly, useful, and informal guide to help engineering and applied science students become better communicators. It is the only British book to cover the communication skills students will need in both their academic and professional careers. Its pedagogy features examples of good practice, checklists and self-assessment tests.
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"Excellent! Straightforward explanations of what it is to reflect on learning" Ms. Petra Godwin, Brunel University, UKFrom the Back Cover:
Communication Skills - A Guide for Engineering and Applied Science Students
John W. Davies
How well can you communicate? Do you know how to write a formal letter and would you be confident the grammar was correct? Can you communicate technical information clearly and effectively?
Communication Skills is a concise and practical guide to basic written, electronic and spoken communication skills required by all engineering and applied science students. Written in an informal style, this text aims to help you to communicate clearly and effectively throughout your course, maximise your success in job-hunting, and lay the foundations for competent professional communication.
The early part of the book goes back to basics, covering spelling, grammar and punctuation. Diagnostic tests will indicate which skills you need to improve before you go on to apply the principles to reports and presentations. Further chapters will enable you to successfully prepare and present reports and assignments which make effective use of computer packages and Internet research. Finally, the book concludes with a guide to successful job application, interviews and communication in the workplace.
The main topics covered are-
- the use of basic elements in the English language, e.g. grammar, spelling, punctuation
- the writing process and presentation of technical information
- the use of computer applications in report writing
- spoken presentations
- guidelines on how to write formal letters and email
- tips on CVs, job applications and interview technique
- communication in the professional world.
Tests throughout the book enable you to assess your own knowledge, while checklists and examples of good practice help to reinforce understanding.
John Davies is a Chartered Engineer who lectures in Civil Engineering within the School of the Built Environment, Coventry University.
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Book Description Pearson Prentice Hall, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130882941