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B.A 2ndYear-Functional
English(VocationalSubject)
n-2012
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Paper A:

Written Communication

75 marks

Aims and Objectives: This paperaims to make studentsgood and fluent w-riters.

SectionI: Communication
o Communication;processof communication
o Macro functions of language
. Barriersto Commudication
'Iypes
. Different
of Communication
SectionlI: Writing Process
. Undelstandingwriting
.
Principlesof good writing
o Ty'pesof writing
o Effective writing (CODER)
SectionIII
o Letter-writing(formal and informal)
o Formatting(indented,boxed etc)
o Paragraphwriting: Organisationand Unity
o F'reewriting: descriptive,analytical,argumentativeetc.
Mode of Examination:
Therewill be three sectionsin the paper.SectionI, II and II on will havethree
questionseachand studentswill be requiredto attempttwo from eachsection(40
marks). SectionIII shall containletter,paragraphand essaywriting tasksout of
studentswill be requiredto attempttwo, with the following distribution of marks:
Letter writing:
20 marks
Long essay:
20 marks
Paragraphwriting:
15 marks.
SuggestedReading:
l. Coe, Norman, R.obynRycroft and PaulineErnest.LVritingSkills.Cambridge:
CUP.
De:, Bikram K. 2006. Functicnal Grarnmarand Spokenand lllrittert
Llommunicationin English.New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.
a
Gefther,AndreaB. IlusiitessEnglislt.20l0. USA: Barr<ln's,
4 . Jolll', David. Ilrriting Tasks.CUP (availablein Indian reprint)
5 . Tarefder,S K. EffectiveLetter Writing. JawaharPublications.

6. Whithrow,Ioln. EffectiveWriting.Cambridge:
CUP.

B.A 2 nd Year-Functional
English(VocationalSubject)
Effection from academicsession-2012
Paper B:

75 marks

BusinessCommunication

Aims and Objectives

o To sensitize
the students
to thebusiness
registerof Englishlanguage
andits
associated
usageandfunctionsandto equipthemwith theknowledgeand
skills requiredto use English languageeffectively for business.
To enablethe studentsto gain an insight into the dynamicsof
communicatidnwith focus on featuresof virtual communication.
'I'o
introducethe studentsto the role, f-eatures
and useof English for
businesspurposes

Section I : Business!,nglish I
o
a

Letter Writing: Mechanicsand format


Writing and replving to the lettersof request,complaint.jobs, ordering of
goori:;.thnks, i rl' iiatior,:,
Writingo1'CurriculumVitae (C.V) and e-mails

o Memo:Format,styleandtypesof memo
SectionII: BusinessEnglishII
o Preparingagendas
o Preparing
minutesof a meeting:Format,language
andstyle
o Writingannouncements,
circulars,noticesandagenda.
a Business
Reports;Informational
andanalytic.
SectionIII: BusinessEnglish III
o Telephoneconversation:marurerisms
o Doing businesson phone
o Fixing meetingson phone
o Languageusedin phtrrrcconversation
Mode of Examination:
Theory: There will be three sectionsin the paper.Section I & Il rvill have three
writing tasks that test studentswriting skills. Studentswill be requiredto atternpt
two from section. Section III will be divided into tbur sections,each si:ctiorr
pertaining , [hu ;]o r.- l;,rr,-,itag,:
i,r iir siii,atiottsgir,ci-titt iitc riliabus. jturtncts
will be requiredto attemptail. This sectionwill be of 35 marks.
SuggestedReading:

Lyons,Liz Hamp.2008.Studylltriting : A coursein lVritingSkillsJbr


rlctrdemic PurT-tos
e. Cl-iP.
- Advanced.
(irey.200i. Business
Brook-Heafi,
Benchmark
CUP.
Langan:EnglishSkills
Barnet and Stubbs:PracticalGuide to Writing.
Nagraj,Geetha.Comprchendand Compose[ &
Books.

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