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Effective Communication for Science and Technology

Handbook / Manual

By: Joan van Emden

200 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Mar 2001 | #139677 | ISBN: 0333775465
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About this book

Students nowadays don't just need subject knowledge - they need to communicate well, by writing clear, well structured reports and by presenting their information in a professional way to an audience. This book guides science and technology students through all the communication involved in a typical course, from the first assignment to the final project report or dissertation. Detailed help and support is given, with lots of examples and practical advice, including how to apply for a job and succeed at an interview. Above all, this book should give its readers confidence that they can communicate effectively and get credit for their writing and speaking skills.


PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO WRITING AND SPEAKING Introduction PART TWO: WRITING SKILLS Listening, Reading and Making Notes Good Style and Presentation Writing Reports and Dissertations PART THREE: SPEAKING SKILLS Working as Part of a Group Preparing Notes and Visual Aids Delivery and Non-Verbal Communication Surviving the Viva PART FOUR: APPLYING FOR A JOB Preparing a CV and Job Application The Successful Job Interview Index

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JOAN VAN EMDEN has taught Communication Studies, in particular the skills of writing and presenting technical material, at the University of Reading for over 20 years. In 1990 she launched The Jove Centre, a consultancy specialising in teaching these skills to managers in engineering companies throughout the UK. Joan is in demand as a speaker and an advisor on company documentation and presentations to clients. She is the author of A Handbook of Writing for Engineers.

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