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CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF HIMACHAL PRADESH [Established under the Central Universities Act 2009] PO Box: 21, Dharamshala, District

Kangra - 176215 (HP) www.cuhimachal.ac.in


Course Code: Course Name: EEL 412 Academic Writing

Credits Equivalent: 02 Credits (One credit is equivalent to 10 hours of lectures / organised classroom activity / contact hours; 5 hours of laboratory work / practical / field work / Tutorial / teacher-led activity and 15 hours of other workload such as independent individual/ group work; obligatory/ optional work placement; literature survey/ library work; data collection/ field work; writing of papers/ projects/dissertation/thesis; seminars, etc.) Course Objective: 1. To train students to enhance their skills in written communication through practical conduct of this course. 2. This course will help students in understanding the principles & techniques of professional academic writing skills. Attendance Requirements: Students are expected to attend all lectures in order to be able to fully benefit from the course. A minimum of 75% attendance is a must failing which a student may not be permitted to appear in examination. Evaluation Criteria: 1. Mid Term Examination: 25% 2. End Term Examination: 50% 3. Counseling, Activities and Tutorials (CAT): 25% i. Library Work Assignment: 5% ii. Subjective Assignment: 5% iii. Quiz/Games/Puzzles: 5% iv. Personality Assessment: 5% v. Ability to Express in unusual situations: 5%

Course Content: Unit 1: Unit-2: Unit-3: Basics of Research Research and writing, Plagiarism The Mechanics of Writing Format of Research Paper Documentation Fundamentals of Professional Writing Adaption and the Selection of Words Construction of Clear Sentences and Paragraphs Writing for Effect. Basic Patterns of Professional Messaging The Writing Process and an Introduction to Business Messages Persuasive Written Messages Strategies (Direct or Indirect) in Messaging. (6 hours)

(3 hours)

(5 hours)

Unit-4: Fundamentals of Report Writing

(3 hours)

Unit-5:

Basics of Report Writing Short Reports and Proposals Long and Formal Reports. The Job Application ProcessThe Written Job Presentation Self-assessment Resume Cover Letters to Resume. (3 hours)

Prescribed Text Books: 1. Lesikar, Raymond V. et al (2009). Business Communication. Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi. 2. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (2009). East-West Press, New Delhi. 3. Murphy, Herta A. et al (2010). Effective Business Communication. Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi. Suggested Extra Readings: 1. Monipally, Matthukutty M. (2010). Business Communication Strategies. Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi. 2. Sethi, Anjanee, Bhavana Adhikari (2010). Business Communication. Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi. 3. Hynes, Geraldine E. (2010). Managerial Communication. Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi. 4. Weiss, (2010). The Elements of International English Style A Guide to Writing Correspondence, Reports, Technical Documents, and Internet Pages for a Global Audience. PHI Learning, Delhi.

LECTURE PLAN Lecture No L-1 L- 2 L- 3 L- 4 L-5 L-6 L- 7 L-8 L-9 L-10 L- 11 L-12 L-13 L- 14 Topic Research and Writing Plagiarism Types of Plagiarism The Mechanics of Writing Format of Research Paper Documentation Adaption and the Selection of Words Construction of Clear Sentences & Paragraphs Writing for Effect The Writing Process An Introduction to Business Messages Persuasive Written Messages Strategies in Messaging (Direct) Strategies in Messaging (Indirect) Source of Study Book 1 Book 1 Book 1 Book 1 Book 1 Book 1 Book 2 & 3 Book 2 & 3 Book 2 & 3 Book 2 & 3 Book 2 & 3 Book 2 & 3 Book 2 & 3 Book 2 & 3

L-15 L-16 L-17 L-18 L-19 L-20

Basics of Report Writing Short Reports & Proposals Long and Formal Reports Self- assessment Resume Cover Letters to Resume

Book 2 & 3 Book 2 & 3 Book 2 & 3 Book 2 & 3 Book 2 & 3 Book 2 & 3