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

Correspondence:

 

Memos, Letters, E-mails, Its differentiation, types of letters, Document Design, its

importance, Electronic Communication: Internet, Intranet, extranet, Writing effective e-mail.

 

Unit – III

Summary:

 

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

 

Education.

 

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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