Posts Tagged: Engineering Communication Program

Beating Procrastination

Your report is due in 2 weeks. You tell yourself that this time you are going to start early. A day goes by, then another, then the weekend. In a flash it’s the night before the assignment is due and…

Juggling Presentation Elements

Over the past year engineers around the globe have been giving countless presentations on technologies that have been saving lives and enabling communities to continue functioning safely. These engineers had to make high-stakes decisions about communication that could potentially make…

Does Your Writing Flow?

“Flow” is one of those words that communication instructors often use when they give feedback. Its presence makes a reader’s experience easy and pleasant, and its absence causes confusion and frustration.  But what is it? Words and Movement Think about…

Conducting Research: Building Credibility and Knowledge

Why Do Research? Engineering research skills are essential to your work. The work that engineers perform – including the primary research that engineers may carry out – is almost never completely novel; it is usually based, in some way or…

To Draft or Not to Draft

Engineers (and engineering students) write a lot. The sheer volume of reports, proposals, conceptual design documents, on top of all an engineer’s other tasks, can tempt you want to write your documents in one sitting. “That must be the most…

Professional Communication in a Virtual Environment

As students return to campus and instructors finalize the details of your courses, there is normally a distinct buzz in the air. But 2020 has been anything but a normal year. With the ongoing pandemic, the beginning-of-term buzz is now…

Welcome and Welcome Back

Welcome back to returning students, and a huge welcome to our first years! If you don’t know by now, engineers write, present, debate, consult, and represent; they do it a lot and they do it when the stakes are high.…

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