Adopting a functional and practical approach, the book describes the basics of technical communication, distinction between general and technical communication and significance of language as a communication tool. Following this, it goes on to discuss important topics such as barriers to communication, technical vocabulary, word formation, sentence construction and paragraph development. Business and official letters, reports and technical proposals, along with negotiation skills have been covered in detail too to give students sound understanding of skills required to work in a professional environment. The book also covers body language, dimensions of speech, interpersonal communication and ways on improving listening skills. The last chapter on value-based readings is designed to enhance reading and comprehension skills of students.
The third edition of Technical Communication: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive textbook specially designed to meet the needs of undergraduate students of Engineering. The text material has been restructured to provide a more balanced and exhaustive coverage of the subject. The text discusses the core concepts of technical communication and explains them with the help of numerous examples and practice exercises. It also provides support for soft skills laboratory sessions. 153554b96e