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HSS 3 0 0 2

Prerequisite
Black Board, chalk, projector, system, headphone.

Preamble
This course provides an opportunity to Engineering pursuing students to compose their
discourses in simple, grammatically correct English and also helps them to express their views in
good English.

Course Objectives
To help the learner construct simple sentences to express Engineering concepts.
To help the learner express orally in understandable English.
To help the learner familiarize in official communications like Notices, Circulars and
Minutes.
To help the learner prepare project proposals, and reports of industrial events like
expansion, annexation, lockouts and fire accidents
Course Outcomes
On their completion of this course, the students will be able to

CO 1. Apply the classroom inputs into his/ her day- to- day situations Apply
CO 2.Frame Error- free sentences to demonstrate some experience like Apply
watching movies
CO 3. Learn to use Mechanics of writing Apply
CO 4. Learn to compose professional writings like Business Letters, Apply
Minutes, Circulars, and Notices etc
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CO 5. Prepare call letters for conferences, Brochures, Welcome Address, Apply


Vote of Thanks etc.
Mapping with Programme Outcomes
COs PO PO PO PO PO PO PO PO PO PO1 PO11 PO12
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
CO1. M
CO2. M
CO3 L
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CO4 M
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CO5 M
.
S- Strong; M-Medium; L-Low

Assessment Pattern
Continuous Assessment Tests
Blooms Category Terminal Examination
1 2 3#
Remember
Understand
Apply
Analyse
Evaluate
Create

3# Assignment: Marks will be given on their original write- up on two topics announced by
the Department.
Course Level Assessment Questions
Course Outcome 1 (CO1):
1. Identify the Errors in the following sentences. (Remember)
2. Correct the Errors in the following sentences. (Understand)
Course Outcome 2 (CO2):
1. Explain the various types of Interviews. (Understand)
2. Frame five questions with Wh question word. (Understand)
3. What are the preparatory steps for Oral Presentation? (Remember)
Course Outcome 3 (CO3):
1. Frame a conversation with 16 utterances between you and a Bank Manager for an
Educational Loan( Apply).
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2. Add right question tags at the end of statements. (Understand)


3. What would be the right etiquette at eating in a star hotel? (Remember)
Course Outcome 4 (CO4):
1. Frame a conversation with Doctor for your stomach pain. (Understand)
2. What are the various forms of condensation?. (Remember)
3. Prepare a dialogue with a salesman of the Textile Emporium in Madurai city.
(Understand)
Course Outcome 5(CO5):
1. Frame a circular wherein you invite your fellow employees to gather at the main gate of your
company on a holiday to visit a nearby village for the clean village programme. (Apply)
2. Write a letter to the publishing firm in New Delhi ordering a set of books for your class.
(Understand)
3. Explain the various types of Memos. (Remember)
Course Outcome 6 (CO6):
1. Punctuate the following passage. (Remember)
2. Use capitals wherever needed. (Understand)
3. Edit the following sentences with the Mechanics of writing. (Remember)
Course Outcome 7 (CO7):
1. Write a review of a film you have recently watched. (Creativity)
2. Write a review of a book you have recently read. (Creativity)
3. Complete the following short story using the hints given below: It was a big shock to the
Mother. She never expected that her son could bring a girl of his choice from another
community (Creativity)
Model titles for oral and written presentation:
1. Cybercrime.
2. Implications of Atomic Reactors.
3. Proliferation of Automobiles and atmospheric pollution.
4. Environmental Degradation.
5. Decadence of Hospitality
6. Communication Revolution.

Syllabus

Unit I ASPECTS OF COMMUNICATION

Impact of Power Point Presentation on natural calamities- Electronic Mail-Voice Mail-


Critical Writing Film Appreciation - Conversation Writing Talking about
demonetization with a Bank Manager Language Components-The AuxiliariesBe and
its forms;. Letters - Order placing, requisition, confirmation, acceptance, informative and
other formal letters Ordering food at a Restaurant; consulting a doctor over an ailment;
question tags-Framing questions (Wh).

Unit II ORAL COMMUNICATION


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Interview- Types Pre-requisites Dos and Donts of Interview Interview File -


Instruction- Public Speaking /Presentation Skills-Taking part in group discussions with
turn-taking Expressing needs and wants Making suggestions, arrangements and plans
with other people Discussing contemporary degrading culture -Language Components-
Modal Auxiliaries

Unit III WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

Precis Writing- Importance of Professional Writing-Features of Written Communication-


Choice of Words and Phrases-Sentence Structure-Paragraph Structure-Topic Sentences-
Formal Reports-Memorandum Writing-Contents-Types-Structure-Introduction to Official
Communication-Notices-Agenda-Minutes- Circulars- Common Errors -Language
Components- Punctuation Capitalization

Unit IV BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

Comprehending articles, advertisements, leaflets in Newspaper, magazine etc.-


Interpretation of diagrams, graphs and illustrations Forms of Reports- Letter Reports-
news report-accidental report proof reading symbols - Language-Components-Adverbs-
Relative pronouns

Unit V MECHANICS OF MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

Preparing a brochure, invitation, welcome note, and vote of thanks for Meeting/
Conference Transformation of sentences Simple, compound ,complexWords often
Confused-Words commonly spelt wrongly- homonyms and homophones- Use of
Infinitives, Gerunds and Participles- Building Advanced Vocabulary by adding affixes.

Text book
T. 1. Kumar, Sanjay and PushpaLata. Communication Skills. New Delhi: OUP, 2011

Reference books

R. 1. David Green: Contemporary English Grammar, Structures and Composition.


Chennai: Macmillan, 1971
R. 2. Krishna Mohan and Meenakshi Raman. Effective English Communication. New Delhi:
Tata McGraw-Hill Education Private Ltd. 2009
R. 3. Oxford Advanced Learners English Dictionary. Latest Version
R. 4. R. 4. M. Ashraf Rizvi. Effective Technical Communication. Tata McGraw-Hill
Publishers, 2005
R. 5. Sarah Freeman. Written Communication in English. Orient Longman
R. 6. Clegg, Brain. Personal Development. New Delhi: Kogan Page India Private Limited, 2009.
R. 7. Taylor, Grant. English Conversational Practice. New Delhi. Tata McGraw- Hill, 1975.
R. 8. Meenakshi Raman & Sangeeta Sharma, Technical Communication: Principle and Practice.
New Delhi: OUP, 2011.
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Course contents and Lecture schedule

S.N Topics Refer Hr Cumula Lecture/


o s -tive seminar/
hours practice/
assignmen
t
1 Impact of Power Point Presentation on T 1 1 L1
natural calamities.
2 Electronic Mail-Voice Mail- Critical T 1 2 L2
Writing
3 Film Appreciation T 1 3 L3

4 Conversation Writing- Talking about T 1 4 L4


demonetization with a Bank Manager -
5 Language Components-The Auxiliaries T 1 5 P1
Be and its forms
6 Letters - Order placing, requisition, T 1 6 P2
confirmation, acceptance, informative and
other formal letters
7 Ordering food at a Restaurant T 1 7 P3

8 consulting a doctor over an ailment T 1 8 P4


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9 Framing questions (Wh). T 1 9 P5

10 Interview- Types Pre-requisites Dos and T 2 11 L5


Donts of Interview Interview File
12 Public Speaking /Presentation Skills T 1 12 L6

13 Group discussions T 1 13 S1

14 Discussing contemporary degrading culture T 2 15 P6

15 Modal Auxiliaries T 2 17 P7

16 Precis writing T 1 18 L7

17 Importance of Professional Writing T 1 19 P8

18 Features of Written Communication-Choice T 1 20 P9


of Words and Phrases-Sentence Structure-
Paragraph Structure-Topic Sentences
19 Memorandum Writing-Contents-Types- T 1 21 P10
Structure- Circulars
20 Notices-Agenda-Minutes T 2 23 L8

21 Language Components- Punctuation T 1 24 A1

22 Exercises on punctuation T 1 25 L9

23 Comprehending articles, advertisements, T 1 26 L10


leaflets in Newspaper, magazine
24 Interpretation of diagrams, graphs and T 2 28 L 11
illustrations
25 Forms of Reports- Letter Reports T 1 29 L12

26 Proof reading symbols T 1 30 P 11

27 Adverbs T 2 32 L13

28 Relative pronouns T 2 34 L14

29 Preparing a brochure T 2 36 L 15

30 Invitation, welcome note, T 2 38 L16

31 Composing Vote of thanks T 1 39 L 17

32 Transformation of sentences Simple, T 2 41 L 18


compound ,complex
33 Words often Confused-Words commonly T 2 43 L 19
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spelt wrongly-homonyms and homophones.


34 - Use of Infinitives, Gerunds and T 2 44 L20
Participles-
35 Building Advanced Vocabulary by adding T 1 45 L21
affixes

Course Coordinator Module coordinator HOD