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Engineering leaders must write extensively for their jobs, and their writing needs to be professional, reader-focused, and error-free. What leaders write in particular can affect productivity and the bottom line, so the written communication that leaders create must be clear and concise. In this course, you’ll learn essential writing skills that you can apply in your daily activities on the job as an engineering leader. You’ll learn key principles in • Approaching various engineering genres • Using the writing process to create quality documents • Making your writing structured • Making your writing clear and concise • Handling style, tone, and voice...
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Week
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25 минуты на завершение

Specialization Introduction - Communication for Engineers

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Reading
3 видео (всего 8 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения
Video3 видео
Meet the Professor - Dr. Beata Krupa1мин
Introduction to the Specialization4мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Course Icon Legend2мин
Required Materials and Other Info5мин
Personal Communication Plan - Specialization Level Activity - Introduction5мин
Pre-Course Survey5мин
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1 ч. на завершение

Course Introduction - Writing Skills for Engineers

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1 видео (всего 5 мин.), 6 материалов для самостоятельного изучения
Video1 видео
Reading6 материала для самостоятельного изучения
General Course Information5мин
Peer Review Guidelines5мин
Discussion Forum Guidelines5мин
Accessibility and Accommodations Statement5мин
Resources5мин
Using, Editing, and Submitting Documents in This Course5мин
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5 ч. на завершение

Week 1: Things to Know Before You Begin

There are many components to good writing, and we'll focus on those that give you a foundation for building the skills that you are most likely to need in the engineering workplace. In this module, we'll talk about how to plan and begin writing, the importance of following the writing process, and formatting for readability. Then we'll look at the type of writing that engineers do every day: email. ...
Reading
8 видео (всего 51 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
Video8 видео
Strategy Refresh3мин
The Writing Process7мин
Formatting for Readability5мин
Figures and Tables11мин
Email: Thinking and Planning7мин
Email: Writing Your Message6мин
Email: Finishing and Sending7мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Think About It10мин
"What to Use When" Template and Graphics Checklist10мин
Resources10мин
Personal Communication Plan – (Course 3) Week 1: Diagnose Your Skills20мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Module 1 Quiz20мин
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4 ч. на завершение

Week 2: Developing Paragraphs and Writing Reports

Paragraphs play an important role in your writing. If your paragraphs are poorly written, your readers can't follow your thoughts. In this module, we'll talk about what makes a powerful paragraph and how to develop your paragraphs so readers understand your ideas. We'll also talk about what goes in to writing good engineering reports....
Reading
9 видео (всего 48 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video9 видео
Topic Sentences and Unity7мин
ABCs of Paragraph Development6мин
Organizing Principles 14мин
Organizing Principles 26мин
Cohesion 1 (Echo Words, Transitions)6мин
Cohesion 2 (Known To New)4мин
Paragraph FAQs3мин
Reports6мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Think About It5мин
Map a Paragraph20мин
Review of Writing Sample20мин
Personal Communication Plan – (Course 3) Week 2: Diagnose Your Skills20мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Module 2 Quiz20мин
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3 ч. на завершение

Week 3: Clarity and Conciseness

You need to make sure that your writing is clear and concise so your readers can understand what you are saying to them. Clear sentences help engage readers. In this module, we'll talk about what makes good sentences: Strong verbs, specific information, choice of clear words, and active voice. We'll also talk about what goes into writing good proposals. ...
Reading
8 видео (всего 44 мин.), 3 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video8 видео
Clear Sentence Structure5мин
Using Strong Verbs4мин
Vague to Specific3мин
Voice7мин
Word Choice7мин
Wordiness4мин
Proposals9мин
Reading3 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Think About It10мин
Review Writing Sample45мин
Personal Communication Plan - (Course 3) Week 3: Diagnose Your Skills20мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Practice Quiz4мин
Module 3 Quiz20мин
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4
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4 ч. на завершение

Week 4: The Finishing Touches

It takes conscious effort and discipline to work through the writing process--to plan, write a draft, revise the draft to make sure your content suits your purpose and your audience, edit for conciseness and clarity, and finally to proof for quality. When you follow the process, your writing will be stronger. But there are still some finishing touches that will make your documents even better. In this module, we'll talk about writing introductions and conclusions, writing executive summaries, writing as a team, and writing for electronic media. ...
Reading
9 видео (всего 51 мин.), 6 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video9 видео
Writing Introductions and Conclusions8мин
Executive Summary5мин
Writing as a Team7мин
Writing for Electronic Media8мин
FAQs - Sentences6мин
FAQs - Pronouns5мин
FAQs - Punctuation6мин
Course Completion!1мин
Reading6 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Think About It10мин
"What You Read Matters More Than You Might Think ..."20мин
TED talk15мин
Review Writing Sample45мин
Personal Communication Plan - (Course 3) Week 4: Diagnose Your Skills20мин
End of Course Survey10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Module 4 Quiz20мин
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автор: RRJul 21st 2017

Learned a lot on how to build paragraphs and use active voice instead of passive. Little details really make a difference when communicating in writing.

автор: CKMay 4th 2018

A course for every one. Good representation of the different aspects of writing.

Преподавателя

Gayle Moran

Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership

Beata Krupa

Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication
Rice Center for Engineering Leadership

О Rice University

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О специализации ''Communication Skills for Engineers'

Build a toolkit of communication skills that will give you the knowledge and confidence to be an effective engineering leader. Engineers who want to advance in their profession need to be effective communicators. They need to clearly communicate complex ideas and technical project plans. They also need to be strong persuaders. Engineers who are good communicators get recognized by their supervisors and by their clients. In this three-course Specialization, you will practice designing and giving strong, persuasive presentations; you will learn how to communicate across cultures, genders, and generations, how to create your personal brand and leadership presence, how to hold effective meetings with global teams; you will learn how to handle difficult conversations, and how to handle crisis communication; you will also learn writing skills immediately applicable in your daily activities. Courses are taught by faculty from the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL). RCEL is focused on developing engineering leaders at the Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering. It is home to one of a very few academically approved Certificates in Engineering Leadership....
Communication Skills for Engineers

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