Professional Communication 1
The objective of this course is to provide an essential guide to writing and presenting reports and papers in a clear, concise, and logical fashion. Students will also learn the basic principles of technical writing and professional communication: how to choose appropriate words (one word/one meaning), how to develop effective paragraphs (one paragraph/one topic), how to organize persuasive documents, and how to communicate ideas in real-world environments.
- Learn the basic skills necessary to communicate ideas in science and engineering in written and oral forms.
- Understand the characteristics of the major genres used in science and engineering in terms of audience, purpose, organization, flow, style, and presentation.
- Develop basic paragraph writing skills.
- Discuss issues in professional communication in English.
Download a course syllabus here.
- Course materials will be announced in the first lesson.
- Bringing an advanced English/Japanese dictionary to class is recommended.
Assessment and grading
- Student evaluations will be based on a series of written reports, class participation, and an end of term report.
- Test Absence Policy
- Students are encouraged to visit the Nishi-Waseda Campus writing center (Bldg. 60, 2nd floor, Room 201). More information can be found here.