CSVTU B.E. VIII Semester Mechanical Engineering Report Writing & Seminar Syllabus

Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai

Semester: BE 8th Branch: Mechanical Engg.

Subject: Report Writing & Seminar

Unit -I

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.


Unit -IV

Report Writing:


Criteria for report writing, Types of Report: Trip report, Progress report, lab report,

Feasibility report, project report, incident report, etc. Case Studies.


Unit -V

Proposals & Presentation:


Title page, Cover letter, Table of Content, list of illustrations, summary,

discussion, conclusion, references, glossary, appendix, Case Studies. Oral Presentation/ Seminar:


Text Books:


1. Sharon J. Gerson & Steven M. Gerson “Technical Writing – Process& Product”, Pearson




Reference Books:


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.


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