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Wiley's ExamXpert Communication Skills for Campus Placements, 2ed

Uma Maheswari

ISBN: 9788126575350

276 pages

INR 349

Description

Wiley ExamXpert Communication Skills for Campus Placements has been written keeping in mind the needs of those who wish to streamline their communication skills for the various campus placement processes. The book adopts a unique pedagogical style in that it discusses key concepts of language by providing exhaustive examples and illustrations and follows each key concept by a battery of questions relevant to that concept for better learning retention. The book has been authored by a renowned professor of PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Bharathiar University, who has rich experience in mentoring fresh graduates in their journey towards gainful employment. She has drawn upon her experiences to come up with this one-stop resource for all your preparation needs.

1. Introduction

Introduction to Communication

Types of Communication

Formal and Informal Communication

The Communication Process

 

2. Vocabulary

Vocabulary Concepts

Tips for Improving Vocabulary

Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes

Roots

Suffixes

Taking Words Apart

Words Often Confused or Misused

Synonyms

Exercise

Antonyms

Exercise

One Word Substitution with Meaning

IDIOMS and Phrasal Verbs

Commonly Used Idioms

Idioms Based on Animals

Idioms Based on Body Parts

Idioms Based on Colours

Idioms Based on Food

Exercise

Answers

Answers

Phrasal Verbs

Exercise

Answers

Test your Readiness for the Vocabulary Questions

Words with their Meanings

 

3. Grammar Concepts

Basic Sentence Structure

Parts of Sentence

Subject

Predicate

Direct Object

Indirect Object

Subject Complement

Parts of Speech

Nouns

Pronouns

Adjectives

Verbs

Adverbs

Prepositions

Conjunctions

Interjections

Subject Verb Agreement

Tenses

Spotting Errors

Pattern of Questions

Type 1: Errors in Sentence Fragments

Type 2: Identify the Right Sentence

Type 3: Spotting Errors in Vertical Form

Type 4: More than one Error in Sentences

Type 5: Identify the Correct Sentence

Exercise

Answers

Sentence Completion

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Answers

Practice Sets

Exercise 1

Answers

Sentence Improvement

Exercise

Reading Comprehension

Active Reading

Keywords

Ideas that Recur

Analyze the Argument

Keeping Pace with Inferences

Pay Attention to the Opening Paragraph

Focus on the Organization of the Passage

Vocabulary Increase

Practice

Eclectic Reading

Exercises

Passage I

Passage II

Passage III

Passage IV

Passage V

4. Effective Resume Writing

Step 1: Address Section

Step 2: Summary Section

Step 3: Educational Details

Step 4: Technical Skills

Step 5: Project Details

Step 6: Strengths and Weaknesses

Step 7: Extracurricular Accolades

Step 8: Personal Details

Exercise

Business Letter Writing

Exercise

Business Letter Example

Exercise

E-mail - Tips to Compose, Format and Samples

Tips on Composing E-mails

Exercise

 

5. Report Writing

Introduction

Learning Objectives

Purpose and Audience

Purpose

Audience

Exercise 1

Body

Conclusion

Exercise 2: “Mapped” Checklist for Rain Water Harvesting Initiatives

Types of Reports

Academic Report

Professional Report

Steps in Creating a Good Report

Planning

Example

Presenting a Report Professionally

Notices, Agenda and Minutes

Notices

Agenda

Standard Items

Minutes

Practical Hints

Minutes

Exercise

 

6. Situational Conversation Practice Session

Short Conversations

Meeting for the First Time

Meeting After a Long Time

Meeting a New Student in School

Meeting in the Market

Meeting at a Party

Meeting at an Office

Introducing Oneself

Two Persons Introducing Themselves

Introducing a Friend

Family Conversations

Sharing the Day’s Experiences

At the Dining Table

Health Related Conversations

Taking an Appointment with a Doctor

An Accident

Going Shopping

Shopping for Stationery

Shopping for Clothes

Shopping for Fruit

Shopping for Vegetables

At the Chemist

Job Related Enquiries

Condolences

Complaints

Requests

Conversation on the Telephone

Miscellaneous

Interviews

Some Commonly Asked Questions

 

Group Discussion

Organization

Knowledge

Alertness and Presence of Mind

Out of the Box Thinking

Body Language

Personal Appearance

Posture

Gestures

Facial Expressions

Eye Contact

Space Distancing

Presentation Skills

Presentation

The Key Elements of a Presentation

Impediments

Reaction