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CS 792: Communication Skills

1) Discussion on the basis of scientific method – why we do what we do? Also note taking techniques and proof reading.
2) Specific Aspects of Reading/Writing Technical papers
3) Discussion and debate after suggested reading, listening to podcasts, webcasts, TED talks, etc. (offline).
4) Communication as storytelling: The Art of storytelling. Including a discussion on the structure of a “good” story.
5) Visual communication skills: the language of aesthetics, fonts, colour. The art of illustration
and choosing presentation templates. Introduction to tools for creating slides.
6) The roots of good communication: Ethics and earnestness. Discussion. Also discussion on plagiarism.
7) Writing and talking about workplace relationships, gender issues, stereotypes, biases, labeling
8) Discussion on contextual viewpoint, non-verbal communication, analysis of mannerisms during
interactions and presentations and body language.

1) Booth, W C, Colomb, G G, and Williams, J M The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) Univ. of Chicago Press, 2008.
2) Monippally, M. M., Pawar, B.S. Academic Writing: A Guide for Management Students and Researchers, Response Books, (2010).
3) Strunk Jr., William; E. B. White, The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition, Longman; 4th edition (1999).
4) Truss, Lynne Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, Gotham; (2006).
5) Alley, Michael The Craft of Scientific Presentations, Springer (2003).
6) Whitesides, George M. “Whitesides Group: Writing a Paper”, Advanced Materials 16 1375–77 (2004)
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Duration : Full Semester Total Credit : 4
Type : Theory
Autumn Semester 2019-20

Status : Not Offered Instructor : ---
Spring Semester 2019-20

Status : Offered Instructor : Prof. Varsha Apte

Last Modified Date: 15-Jul-2013


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