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Overview

A practical how-to book, ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION is more than a guidebook for creating clear, accurate and engaging communication -- it is a complete teaching tool that includes the use of technology to produce dynamic written, oral, and visual communication. There are numerous complete examples, many taken directly from either student or business samples. It also asks students to critically examine the goals and methods of engineering communication. Written with step-by-step instruction on how to create both written and oral communication, the pedagogy includes end-of-chapter exercises to give the students opportunity to use what they have learned, and for the instructor to assess student mastery.

Charles W. Knisely, Bucknell University

Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Bucknell University, a top-50 Engineering school. He is the recipient of numerous academic engineering awards, honors, and patents, and the author of numerous articles.

Karin I. Knisely, Bucknell University

Lab Director in the Biology Department at Bucknell University and author of a writing handbook.
  • Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of engineering communication, from common mistakes to avoid, to researching sources, to drafting, proofreading, in all engineering communication modes.
  • Complete examples of successful engineering communication.
  • Step-by-step writing instructions.
  • Tips for multi-lingual students are presented throughout the book in those sections where students may find the material challenging.
  • Free instructor and student websites with additional full-length examples of successful written and visual communication, as well as exercises using communication technology templates--e.g., partly-filled-in PowerPoints for a student presentation.
PART I. INTRODUCTION TO FINDING, READING, AND CITING TECHNICAL SOURCES.
1. Why Do Engineers Need to Communicate?
2. Finding Information and Citing Sources.
3. Reading Technical Reports.
PART II. PREPARING TECHNICAL REPORTS.
4. Step-By-Step Preparation of a Laboratory Report with Sample Report.
5. Revising Reports and Reviewing Grammar.
6. Engineering Toolbox and Visual Communications.
PART III. OTHER TYPES OF PROFESSIONAL WRITING.
7. Professional Correspondence.
8. Proposals, Collaborative Writing, and Progress Reports.
9. Specifications, Contracts, And Intellectual Property.
10. Overview Reports.
PART IV. ORAL PRESENTATIONS AND POSTER PREPARATION.
11. Oral Presentations and Running Meetings.
12. Poster Presentations.
Appendix A: Word Processing in Microsoft Word 2010.
Appendix B: Making Graphs in Microsoft Excel 2010 and Excel for Mac 2011.
Appendix C: Preparing Oral Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.
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