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IT(New) I / II Semester Assignments for August 2008 Session
Subject Code Subject Name Credits Book Id.: BO 706
: BC0032 : Communication Skills in English :4
Assignment No: 01 Marks: 60
A. 6 x 5 = 30
Each question carries five marks
1. One of your executives, Rahul, has to be present at budget planning meetings scheduled for March 25th and 26th, 2008. Normally you would try to discuss this with Rahul in person. But he’s been travelling among branch offices and you haven’t been able to catch him in. Send a memo to him regarding the meeting and the importance of his attendance. 2. Arrange the following sentences in the right order so as to form a coherent a) Secondly, these networks did not provide a wide coverage of the population. b) There were, however, two limitations. c) First, the speeds were limited to 50 bauds in the case of switched circuits or to 110 bauds in the case of leased lines. d) In the beginning, data transmission was organized using telegraph or telex networks as they could carry digital signals directly. 3. Write briefly about different types of documents which are used for internal communication in an organisation. 4. Differentiate between Comparative Sentence and Superlative Sentence. Give 3 examples each. 5. Find out if the following sentences are accurate or not. If they are not accurate, indicate where the error lies. paragraph and also identify the topic sentence.
i) More must be done to solve that problems of development ii) There are two sorts of fashion course in our university. iii) Many culture from around the world are found in the city. iv) In the country the people is more friendly. v) Huge number of designers use the film industry. 6. Watch any sports event on Television for 30 minutes and write a paragraph comprising 100 words about the event. B. Each question carries tenmarks 3 x 10 = 30
1. Make a power point presentation explaining the barriers of listening. 2. Write a letter to the Manager of the Bank where you hold an account, asking for a statement of accounts for the last 3 months. 3. An internal meeting was held in your centre on 20th July 2008 regarding the introduction of two new diploma courses in Quality Control and Technical Communication. The Chairperson, (Centre Head) also disclosed that the result was good with 88%. One of the members also put forth the idea of increasing the seat limit from 150 to 175. Five computers were donated by the Rotaract Club, which was presented in the meeting. Now, write the minutes of the meeting that you also attended.
BCA / DIT/ BSc.IT(New) I / II Semester Assignments for August 2008 Session
Subject Code Subject Name Credits Book Id.: BO 706
: BT 0038/ BC 0032 : Communication Skills in English :4
Assignment No: 02 Marks: 60
A. 6 x 5 = 30 1.
Each question carries five marks
What is a pronoun? Explain with examples the difference between emphatic pronoun and reflexive pronoun.
2. To be an effective listener, what are the strategies that you have to follow? 3. What do you mean by informal meetings? Write a note on informal meetings. 4. What are footnotes? What are the rules that you have to follow while writing footnotes? 5. You are a manager of a computer firm. Write a memo denying an employee’s request for computer access to the Web. The reason being, that his work does not require internet access. 6. The notice below shows where various departments can be found in the head office of
‘The Internet connection has been down for two hours and I want to know what’s happening.’ ‘Where do I go for the Directors’ meeting?’ ‘I need the report on the trials of our new software.’ ‘I want to ask George about the recruitment drive and the training programme for new employees.’ ‘My salary wasn’t paid into my bank yesterday and I need to speak to someone about it.’ Floor
Global Computers. For each statement, decide which floor is needed and write the number in the box.
Floor 1: Reception Floor 2: Finance and Accounts Floor 3: IT Floor4: R & D Floor 5: HR Floor 6: CEO & Boardroom
B. Each question carries ten marks Read the passage and answer the questions that follow: (30) How to Avoid Plagiarism
3 x 10 = 30
Whether you quote directly or paraphrase, you must acknowledge the source. Using another person’s words or ideas without citing the source is plagiarism, a serious offense in the academic world and elsewhere. Students who plagiarize risk a failing grade in a class and even expulsion from school. Businesspeople, professionals, and politicians caught plagiarizing lose not only their credibility but often their jobs. For example, Boston University Dean H Joachim Maitre lost his job after it was learned that he plagiarized most of a commencement address. Laura Parker, a newspaper editor in Miami, was fired for copying one of her stories from a news service. And a drama critic in Vancouver, Washington, was fired for pilfering a film review from Roger Ebert. Unskilled researchers can unintentionally plagiarize if they’re not careful. Here are some suggestions for collecting data that might prevent an embarrassing moment for you. Take excellent notes: When you find a good data source, write complete notes on cards or separate sheets of paper. Mark the author’s ideas and words carefully. Put your own remarks in parenthesis or use a different color. Be sure you distinguish your notes and ideas from the author’s. Know what should be documented: Information that is common knowledge requires no documentation. For example, the statement The Wall Street Journal is a popular business newspaper would require no citation. Statements that are not common knowledge however must be documented. For example, The Wall Street Journal is the largest daily newspaper in the United States would require a citation because most people do not know this fact. Also use
citations to document direct quotations and ideas that you summarize or paraphrase in your own words. Moreover, cite sources for proprietary information such as statistics organized and reported by a newspaper or magazine. Use quotations sparingly: Wise writers and speakers use direct quotations to (1) provide objective background data and establish the severity of a problem as seen by experts; (2) repeat identical phrasing because of its precision, clarity, or aptness; or (3) duplicate exact wording before criticizing. Avoid the tendency of untrained report writers to overuse quotations. Documents that contain pages of spliced-together quotations carry a hidden message: these writers have few ideas of their own. Introduce quotations: When you must use a long quotation, try to summarize and introduce it in your own words. Readers want to know the gist of a quotation before they tackle it. For example, to introduce a quotation discussing the shrinking staffs of large companies, you could precede it with your words: In predicting employment trends, Charles Waller believes the corporation of the future will depend on a small core of full-time employees. Cite quotations and sources properly: Use quotation marks to enclose exact quotations, such as this: “The current image,” says Charles Waller, “ of a big glass-and-steel corporate headquarters on landscaped grounds directing a worldwide army of tens of thousands of employees may soon be a thing of the past.” Select a documentation format, such as superscripts or parenthetical notes, and use it consistently. Questions: 1. Give one word (from the text) for the phrases given below (5) i) Put someone else’s ideas into your own words ii) An additional qualifying, explanatory, or otherwise separate comment, sometimes also called brackets. iii) A quotation from an authoritative source that is used to support an idea or argument iv) A way in which somebody or something typically behaves or happens or is likely to react. v) To steal small items of little value, especially habitually. 2. Why should you acknowledge the source? (2) 3. What should you avoid while quoting? (1) 4. Why are direct quotation used? (3) 5. Give the parts of speech of the following words in connection with their appearance in the passage (10) i) Boston University
ii) Predict iii) Current iv) Skill v) On vi) Army vii) Also viii) Before ix) Gist x) It 6. Change the underlined words into singular (6)
Students who plagiarize risk a failing grade in a class and even expulsion from school. Businesspeople, professionals, and politicians caught plagiarizing lose not only their credibility but often their jobs 7. Change the gender of the following (3) i) Author
ii) Her iii) critic