Checking date: 07/05/2018

Course: 2018/2019

Writing and communication skills
Study: Bachelor in Finance and Accounting (201)

Coordinating teacher: SORIA TOMAS, GUADALUPE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Philosophy, Language, Literature Theory

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Description of contents: programme
Learning activities and methodology
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • FAVA-VERDÉ, AMANDA & ANTHONY MANNING. "Essay Writing, (TASK Series)". Reading, Garnet Publishing Ltd., 2015. [For students from the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas & Facultad de Humanidades, Comunicación y Documentación]
  • FERNÁNDEZ, L. & GOODWIN, D. "Communication Skills Handbook. for students". 2018.
  • HERING, LUTZ & HERING, HEIKE. "How to Write Technical Reports Understandable Structure, Good Design, Convincing Presentation". Springer Science+Business Media, New York, 2009. [For students from the Escuela Politécnica Superior]
  • QUENEAU, RAYMOND. "Exercises in Style, translated by Barbara Wright". Alma Classics. Richmond, Surrey, 2013.
  • WALLWORK, ADRIAN. "User Guides, Manuals, and Technical Writing. A Guide to Professional English (e-book)" . Springer Science+Business Media, New York, 2014. [For students from the Escuela Politécnica Superior]
Additional Bibliography
  • BAILEY, STEPHEN. "Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students". 3rd edition, Routledge. London, 2011.
  • BARKER, ALAN. "Improve your Communication Skills". The Sunday Times. 2006.
  • BEEBE AND BEEBE. "Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach". Allyn & Bacon. New Jersey, 2003.
  • BELL, DOUGLAS . "Passport to Academic Presentations". Garnet Publishing Ltd . Reading, 2014
  • BENSON, M., BENSON, E. AND R. ILSON. "The BBI Dictionary of English Word Combinations". John Benjamins Publishing Company. Amsterdam,1997.
  • CONCISE OXFORD THESAURUS. Oxford. University Press. 2007.
  • DEVITO, J. "The Essential Elements of Public Speaking". Allyn & Bacon. New Jersey, 2003.
  • DOI: 10.1061/. (ASCE)1052-3928. (2005). 131:3(213)
  • GALLON, RAY. "The Language of Technical Communication" . XML Press. 2016.
  • GRIFFITHS, PRUE. "Scientific Writing, (TASK Series)" . Garnet Publishing Ltd. Reading, 2015.
  • HOUP, KENNETH W.. "Reporting technical information". Allyn and Bacon Publishers. 1998-2002.
  • LEBRUN, JEAN-LUC. "Scientific Writing 2.0". World Scientific Publishing . 2011.
  • LOWE, S. AND L. PILE. "Presenting". Delta Publishing. Surrey, 2006.
  • MCCARTHY, M. AND F. O'DELL. "Academic Vocabulary in Use". Cambridge University Press. 2006.
  • QUENEAU, R. "Exercises in Style, translated by Barbara Wright" . New Direction Books . 1981.
  • RHODES, DAVID G. "Organization in Technical Writing. Journal of professional issues in engineering education and practice. 01.07.2005". Vol.: 131, 3, pp. 213-216. 2005.
  • SILYN-ROBERTS, HEATHER. "Writing for Science and Engineering. Papers, Presentations and Reports". Elsevier. Londres, 2013 (2nd edition)
  • SINCLAIR, J., COLLINS COBUILD . "Advanced English Dictionary". Heinle . (SGEL)
  • STRUNK JR., W. "The Elements of Style". Bartleby. New York, 1999.
  • SWAN, M. "Practical English Usage". Oxford University Press. 2005.
  • TRIMMER, J. "The Essentials of MLA Style". Houghton Mifflin. Boston, 1998.
  • TRUSS, LYNN. "Eats, Shoots and Leaves". Gotham Books. London, 2004.
  • WILDE, ELIZABETH ET AL. "Best Practices for Technical Writers and Editors, Video Enhanced Edition: DITA, Quality, and Style (Collection)". IBM Press. 2012.
  • WILDING, ELISABETH . "Presentations". Garnet Publishing Ltd. Reading, 2015.
  • YOUNG, MATT . "The technical writer's handbook: writing with style and clarity". University Science Books. 2002.

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