Workshop on "Technical Writing and Publishing with Advanced Computer Tools: Hands-On Training" 8th – 9th September, 2018
Competence in technical writing holds great importance in the present era. Technical writing deals with specific knowledge, generally in the sphere of science and technology, and may be used in a wide variety of media: journal papers, thesis, project proposals, and other technical documents. LaTeX is a document typesetting system that is used to produce high quality scientific documents, like articles, books, dissertations, technical reports, etc. Expertise in drafting technical documents is an indispensable skill for all professionals for it helps them to share their knowledge of technical subjects effectively in all domains of society and thus makes them competent in their professional careers.
This two days’ workshop has been designed to provide a clear understanding of the basics of technical writing which will enable the participants to communicate their ideas effectively in the form of technical reports, journal papers etc., by using the technical writing tool LaTeX. Further, Beamer is a LaTeX document class for creating slides for presentations. Real time collaborative writing and publishing tool ‘Overleaf’ will be discussed. In addition, Microsoft Visio (Drawing tool) and OrginLab (Data Analysis and Graphing Software) will be covered for making high quality figures and diagrams.

The workshop will include sessions by experts who will focus on topics like innovative methods for enhancing one’s technical writing skills, use of technical terminology for information transfer, satisfying document specifications like style and format, page layout and organizational structure, and principles of accuracy and clarity.

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Course Content
 Typesetting journal articles, technical reports, books, and slide presentations.
 Automatic generation of bibliographies and indexes
 Formatting documents containing sectioning, cross-references, tables, equations and figures.
 Writing effectively and clearly for academic purposes.
 Ideas to energize technical writing (Research project proposal, journal and conference articles.
 Practicing hands-on exercises and examples (LaTeX, Beamer, Overleaf, Microsoft Visio and OrginLab).
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