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Students nowadays don't just need subject knowledge - they need to communicate well, by writing clear, well-structured reports and by presenting their information in a professional way to an audience. This friendly, readable book guides science and technology students through all the communication involved in a typical course, from the first assignment to the final project report or dissertation. Detailed help and support is given, with lots of examples and practical advice, including how to apply for a job and succeed at an interview. Above all, this book will give its readers confidence that they can communicate effectively and get credit for their writing and speaking skills.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333775462
ISBN-10: 0333775465
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Joan Van Emden

JOAN VAN EMDEN has taught Communication Studies, in particular the skills of writing and presenting technical material, at the University of Reading for over 20 years. In 1990 she launched The Jove Centre, a consultancy specialising in teaching these skills to managers in engineering companies throughout the UK. Joan is in demand as a speaker and an advisor on company documentation and presentations to clients. She is the author of A Handbook of Writing for Engineers.

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