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Faculty of Engineering & Technology

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Report Writing and Presentation Skills

  • Course Code :
    GEN 313
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Faculty of Engineering & Technology

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Area of Study :

 Understand the importance of technical reports, analyzing an audience, and guidelines to write effective technical and business reports.  Learn the terminologies of the different segments of technical reports, and how to write reports in terms of structure, content and organization as well as coherence for grammar, tone, style and punctuation.  Understand how to integrate text and graphic elements to create computer-generated document designs that comprise graphical & text information, as well as accurate referencing of sources.  Develop clear understanding on a number of different technical report types, structure and purpose.  Learn how to proofread written reports, and avoid pitfalls.  Understand how to write a satisfactory CV (Resume).

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Report Writing and Presentation Skills

This course covers typical elements of formal written reports. The course stresses on essential guidelines and typical structure for effective report writing following proper grammar and punctuation. Types and requirements of written reports are reviewed, aided with examples for: academic, business and technical reports. Tutorial sessions help students prepare individual reports on selected subjects for presentation at the end of the semester.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Explain the importance of: technical reports, analyzing an audience, and guidelines to write effective technical & business reports.
2- Define the terminologies of the different segments of technical reports.
3- List some of different technical report types, structure and purpose.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Differentiate between different types of academic, technical and business reports.
2- Analyze target audience characteristics.
3- Design formal presentations of technical reports.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Write reports in terms of structure, content and organization as well as coherence for grammar, tone, style and punctuation.
2- Integrate graphical & text information elements to create computer-generated document designs.
3- Write data citation accurately using one of the academic methods such as APA 6th edition, Vancouver system, or other similar ones.
4- Proofread written reports, and tips to avoid pitfalls.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Communicating effectively with other people using visual, graphic, written and verbal means.
2- Use digital media to present his ideas.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to Technical Report Writing, and Characteristics of Effective Report Writing 9 3 3
Basic Technical Report Guidelines and Terminologies 9 3 3
Types of Reports 9 3 3
Proofreading, Tips, Do's & Don’ts in Report Writing 6 2 2
Presentation, Language Skills, Grammar and Punctuation 6 2 2
Reports vs. Essays 6 2 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lecturing
Discussion
Report

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final Exam 40.00
Midterm Exams 40.00
Participation 10.00
Student Report 10.00

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Report Writing and Presentation Skills

Books:

Book Author Publisher
Pocket Book of Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists Leo Finkelstein Mc Graw Hill
Report Writing : A Survival Guide Joyce Kupsh Xlibris Corporation

Course notes :

1. Text Book: Kupsh; J. & Rhodes; R. Report Writing: A Survival Guide, 2010 edition, Xlibris Corporation. 2. Lecture Notes 3. Handouts

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