Table of Contents

Preface

 

1. Why Bother?

1.0 The Purpose of this Book

1.1 The Importance of Communication

1.2 What Do Others Say

1.3 Exercises

 

2. Student Writing

2.0 Introduction

2.1 Laboratory Reports

2.2 Term Papers

2.3 Project Reports

2.4 Email

2.5 Text Messaging

2.6 Resumes

2.7 Letters to Prospective Employers

2.8 Exercises

 

3 Professional Writing

3.0 Introduction

3.1 Proposals

3.2 Reports and Documents

3.3 Contract Documents

3.4 Text Messaging and Emails

3.5 Memos

3.6 Business Letters

3.7 Patents

3.8 Employment Letters

3.9 Resumes

3.10 Exercises

 

 

 

 


4. Beginning a Communications Project

            4.0 Introduction

4.1 Assess the Audience

4.2 Getting and Keeping Your Audience’s Attention

4.3 Gathering Information - The Literature Search

4.4 Web Search Engines

4.5 The Collaborative Process


4.6 Exercises

 

 

5. Oral Communication

5.0 Introduction

5.1 Principles of Public Speaking

5.2 Giving a Speech

5.3 PowerPoint Presentations

5.4 Organizing Your Presentation

5.5 Leave Your Audience Wanting More

5.6 Meetings

5.7 Interviews

5.8 Leaving Voicemail Messages

5.9 Exercises

 

 

6. Rules and Tools       

6.1 Grammar

6.2 Style Tips

6.3 Word Processor Fundamentals

6.4 Other Software Tools

6.5 Exercises

 

 

7. Writing a Document

            7.0 Introduction

7.1 Creating the Draft – Getting Your Ideas on Paper

7.2 Professional Writing Style

7.3 Headings

7.4 Revising the Draft – Editing Techniques

7.5 Editing Tools

7.6 Plagiarism

7.7 Exercises

 

 

8. Other Document Components and Features

            8.0 Introduction

            8.1 The Abstract

            8.2 References - Footnotes

            8.3 Bibliography

            8.4 Figures

            8.5 Tables

            8.6 Equations

            8.7 Exercises