ERIC Number: EJ990967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
The Importance of Oral Communication Skills and a Graduate Course to Help Improve These Skills
Wilkes, Garth L.
Chemical Engineering Education, v46 n4 p251-259 Fall 2012
This article addresses the importance of oral communication and many of its fundamental underlying principles. Emphasis is placed on oral presentations, particularly those used in science and engineering. Following this, the author provides a brief outline of an elective graduate level oral communications course that was developed and utilized to improve the presentation skills of the participants.
Descriptors: Graduate Study, College Instruction, Course Descriptions, College Science, Science Education, Engineering Education, Public Speaking, Scientific and Technical Information, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Elective Courses
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.che.ufl.edu/cee
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A