Economics, Management and Social Sciences
1st Cycle Studies
- (T ) Theoretical presentations.
- (PL ) Practical tasks (writing, editing and revising texts, making individual and group oral presentations, body language exercises).
- (O) Group discussions and role playing.
At the end of the semester, students should be able to
(i) use different communication means and forms in academic and professional contexts (e.g. report).;
(ii) discuss / defend their points of view, using different codes, in social and professional situations (e.g. formal presentation);
(iii) adapt their communication to different target audiences (e.g. technical and general articles).
1. Technical writing for engineers: the basics.
2. Text types: describing, telling, arguing and giving instructions.
3. Technical texts (formal communication – instructions / user’s/ reference manuals – reports – proposals – articles – abstracts).
4.Writing, editing and revising texts (building paragraphs and sentences – writing style – punctuation and spelling).
1. Verbal and non-verbal communication.
2. Oral presentations: planning and doing.
3. Argumentation techniques.
4. Team work and leadership.
5. Job interviews and professional etiquette.
Maria Joana de Almeida Vieira dos Santos
Oral group + Oral individual : 25.0%
General article + editing and revising, in pairs + Participation in class and practical tasks: 25.0%
Texts written during classes + Technical article: 25.0%
Amaral, I. (2002). Imagem e sucesso. Guia de protocolo para empresas. Editorial Verbo.
Beer, D. & McMurrey, D. David McMURREY (2005). A Guide to Writing as an Engineer. John Wiley & Sons.
Cargill, M. & P. O’Connor (2009). Wrinting Scientific Research Articles – Strategy and Steps. John Wiley & Sons.
Duarte, N. (2008). Slide:ology. The art and science of creating great presentations. O'Reilly Media.
Fast, J. (1986). A linguagem do corpo. Edições 70.
Finkelstein Jr., L. (2008). Pocket Book of Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists. McGraw-Hill.
Koegel, T. J., (2007). The exceptional presenter: a proven formula to open up! and own the room. Greenleaf Book Group Press.
Madeira, A.C. & Abreu, M.M. (2004). Comunicar em Ciência – como redigir e apresentar trabalhos científicos. Escolar Editora.
Sylin-Roberts, H. (2000). Writing for Science and Engineering – papers, presentations and reports. Butterworth-Heineman.
Weston, A. (1996). A arte de argumentar. Gradiva.