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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Effective Writing

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


Writing, one of the four language skills continues to have its importance in all times. A good number of people despite having good spoken skills at times fail to prove their mettle when it comes to writing. Since writing represents a writer even in his absence and doesn’t have scope for clarification, one has to master this art well. The present course on writing aims at familiarizing learners with the nuances of effective writing which can help them know the subtle art of writing, enabling them to write with clarity, precision and at the same time with the subtlety to express their ideas on different occasions with the notions of appropriateness and accuracy.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : UG to Ph.DPRE- REQUISITES : 12th pass and aboveSUPPORT INDUSTRY : Can be useful to all major companies, such as L&T, BHEL, NBCC, NTPC, WIPRO, INFOSYS, besides educational institutes.



Topics :
Introduction to Effective WritingEffective Writing as an ArtPrinciples of Effective WritingTypes and Stages of Effective WritingNotions of Correctness and Appropriateness, Part INotions of Correctness and Appropriateness, Part IIEssay WritingTypes of EssaysEssentials of Academic Writing, Part IEssentials of Academic Writing, Part IIBusiness Writing and its FunctionsMechanics of Business WritingBusiness Letters and MemosFormat of Business Letters and MemosTypes of Business LetterSales, Complaint and Adjustment LettersReport WritingStrategies and Structure of ReportsStyle of Report WritingCreative Writing

Taught by

Prof. Binod Mishra

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  • Anonymous
    Grant is totally different from subcontract. Under the subcontract mechanism, you are buying goods or services and have control to pay only when the contractor accomplished or delivered what was in the contract; but, under the grant mechanism, you are gifting money, you are supporting an entity's activity for public support. You should pay to grantee ever if they do not meet the works under grants. Therefore, please be very careful while designing a grant.
  • Shweta Mahamuni

    Shweta Mahamuni is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Really very interesting session.
    It is helpful to improve our vacabulary as well as our creativity of writing.This course will definately improve our writing style even grammar also.
    Thank you.

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