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The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to
Writing, Editing, and Publishing) Univ. of
Chicago Press, 2008.
2) Monippally, M. M., Pawar, B.S. Academic
Writing: A Guide for Management Students and
Researchers, Response Books, (2010).
3) Strunk Jr., William; E. B. White, The Elements
of Style, Fourth Edition, Longman; 4th edition
4) Truss, Lynne Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero
Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, Gotham;
5) Alley, Michael The Craft of Scientific
Presentations, Springer (2003).
6) Whitesides, George M. “Whitesides Group:
Writing a Paper”, Advanced Materials 16
||1) Discussion on the basis of scientific method –
why we do what we do? Also note taking
techniques and proof reading.
2) Specific Aspects of Reading/Writing Technical
3) Discussion and debate after suggested reading,
listening to podcasts, webcasts, TED talks, etc.
4) Communication as storytelling: The Art of
storytelling. Including a discussion on the
structure of a “good” story.
5) Visual communication skills: the language of
aesthetics, fonts, colour. The art of illustration
and choosing presentation templates.
Introduction to tools for creating slides.
6) The roots of good communication: Ethics and
earnestness. Discussion. Also discussion on
7) Writing and talking about workplace
relationships, gender issues, stereotypes,
8) Discussion on contextual viewpoint, non-verbal
communication, analysis of mannerisms during
interactions and presentations and body