FIRST YEAR SECOND SEMESTER IRD 102: COMMUNICATION SKILLS 2 COURSE OUTLINE WRITING SKILLS -Definitions,-Writing procedures,Thinking critically/selectively -Selecting relevant details and organizing relevant details logically -Writing reports and essays in appropriate academic register,Writing and expanding information,Notes, tables, figures, graphs and technical diagrams -Paraphrasing non-linear texts -Streamlining: avoiding ambiguities, fallacies, irrationalities, providing supporting evidence -Drafting and editing various types of descriptive, argumentative, expository essays -Quoting, citing, referencing, citation SPEAKING SKILLS -Effective speaking: Avoiding mispronunciation of words, public address, the art of persuasion -Conducting in group discussions -Non-verbal communication cues -Presenting papers/reports in tutorials/seminars -Seeking clarification and justifying opinions; agreeing and disagreeing RESEARCH SKILLS -Understanding nature of research and research process -Different types of research; survey, experimental, historical, descriptive -The process of doing research -Identifying potential research areas -Formulating research questions and formulating hypothesis, data collection e.t.c -Writing the research paper and presentation. Reading List Gamble, T.K. and Gamble M. (2002). Communication Works 7 th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Taylor, S. (2007). Communication for Business: A Practical Approach 4th ed. London: Pearson Longman. Evaluation: CAT= 50%, EXAM= 50% WRITING SKILLS
What is writing? When we use pen to express our feelings and thoughts it is called writing. The smallest unit of writing is a sentence. This unit will deal with the word ‘sentence’ and its parts. Moreover this block will help the students to understand what goes on making of a sentence. The Sentence A group of words that makes complete sense is called a sentence. She sits on a chair The Phrase: There may be some groups of words that make sense but not complete sense. “under the table, at home. A sentence has a verb but a phrase hasn’t. Kinds of sentences There are four kinds of sentences- Declarative- A sentence that states something is called a declarative sentence. Interrogative- A sentence that asks a question is called an interrogative sentence. Imperative- A sentence that express a command a request , or a desire is called an imperative sentence. Exclamatory- A sentence that expresses some strong feeling is called an exclamatory sentence. Parts of sentence: A sentence has 2 parts- Subject: That part which names the person or thing Predicate- That part which tells something about. Example: A black dog bit the poor beggar
A black dog- Subject Bit the poor beggar- Predicate Parts of Speech Noun - All naming words are nouns. E.g: Tom girl, army, happiness, etc Pronoun - Words which are used in place of nouns are pronouns. For e.g- he, she, it.
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