Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai
Semester: BE 8th Branch: Mechanical Engg.
Subject: Report Writing & Seminar
Introduction to Technical Writing:
how differs from other types of written communication Purpose of
technical writing, Correspondence: prewriting, writing and rewriting Objectives of Technical Writing.
Audience Recognition: High-tech audience, Low tech audience, Lay audience, Multiple Audience.
Unit – II
Memos, Letters, E-mails, Its differentiation, types of letters, Document Design, its
importance, Electronic Communication: Internet, Intranet, extranet, Writing effective e-mail.
Unit – III
Report Strategies, Effective style of technical report writing: Structures: content,
introduction, conclusions, references, etc., Presentation, Writing first draft, revising first draft, diagrams,
graphs, tables, etc. report lay-out.
Criteria for report writing, Types of Report: Trip report, Progress report, lab report,
Feasibility report, project report, incident report, etc. Case Studies.
Proposals & Presentation:
Title page, Cover letter, Table of Content, list of illustrations, summary,
discussion, conclusion, references, glossary, appendix, Case Studies. Oral Presentation/ Seminar:
1. Sharon J. Gerson & Steven M. Gerson “Technical Writing – Process& Product”, Pearson
1. Sunita Mishra, “Communication Skills for Engineers” Pearson Education
2. Davies J.W. “Communication for engineering students”, Longman
3. Eisenberg, “Effective Technical Communication”, Mc. Graw Hill.