Technically-based Business Communications

Commonly, assignments of business communications focus students' attention on four types of learning tasks:

  • analyzing and organizing information for ones' self,
  • communicating information to an audience in writing, including visual aids,
  • generating an entire document in a prescribed format, and
  • perhaps, designing and delivering a related oral presentation.

The list below includes a number of different types of business communications that are common for engineers to use as they practice engineering.

Ideas for Technically-based Business Communications

  • Memo
  • Executive Summary
  • Cover Letter for a Report or Proposal
  • Briefing Paper
  • Business Plan (for a Project or Start-up Company)
  • Consultant's Report to a Client
  • Expert Witness's Report
  • Test Plan (or Design of Experiment)

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