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Communication Skills for Engineers, Second Edition by Sunita Mishra, Muralikrishna M.

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CHAPTER 6

Writing Skills

‘The thing that gives me and has always given me the most happiness in life, is writing. The mind celebrates a little triumph every time it formulates a thought’

Emerson

Chapter Objectives

This chapter aims to familiarize students with some important forms of writing like paragraph writing, précis writing, instructional writing, summary and abstract writing. It also discusses the factors critical for good writing like the processes of writing and sequencing. Further, it brings into focus the important skill of note-making.

A drop of ink makes thousands, perhaps millions think.

Byron

THE BASICS OF WRITING

“All language demonstrates three kinds of excellence: correctness, precision, and elegance. Language also has ...

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