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تحميل الدليل التدريبي

أسئلة شائعة


Notes and Presentations (pdf)


Instructors:   Prof. Adel Abdennour
                      Prof. S. H. Bakri
                      Prof. M. Elkady
                      Prof. A. A. Ali

 Course Objectives:

The course main objective is to enhance and sharpen students’ communication skills. This includes, but not limited to, the following skills:

  • Thinking skills
  • Searching skills
  •  Writing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Teaming skills
  • Evaluation skills

The course is designed to cover the above skills through, Lectures, Assignments, Activities, and the Final Paper.

Course Topics:

The specific topics that will be covered in this course are listed in the weekly plan sheet. There will be a lecture in each week and some activities related to the lecture. The new and the due assignments are specified in a weekly basis.


Course Policies:

The course policies are detailed in another sheet. They cover the following:
  •  General policies
  • Choosing final paper topic policy
  •  Referencing policy
  •  Plagiarism policy
  •  Coordination policy
  •  Evaluation policy

Every student should read and understand these policies.


5          Punctuality in attendance
10        Participation
35        Seven assignments
20        Two quizzes
15        Final report: written
15        Final report: oral presentation  

A student final grade sheet is provided, which shows how the final grade is calculated.


Many good references are available off the shelf from the communication skills center room (2C 102) in the EE dept. All students are encouraged to benefit from them during this course.

Weekly Plan




Assignment # 1: Introducing a topic for Final Paper Report 


Report Structure and Components with sample Report



Searching, Compiling, Referencing, and Writing Ethics

Assignment # 2: Literature review (I)

(Searching and reviewing one article) 


Guidelines for Good Writing:

Punctuation and Grammar



Guidelines for Good Presentation (I):

Guidelines to prepare slides

Assignment # 3: Literature review (II)

(Searching and reviewing two more articles)  


Guidelines for Good Presentation (II):

Delivering successful speech

Assignment # 4: Presentation (I)

(Considering Assig. # 1, 2, and 3 )


Writing CV’s and Letters

Assignment # 5: Writing a letter with a CV


Introduction to Academic and Business Proposals

Assignment # 6: Future work, Abstract, and Conclusions (integrated with Assig. # 1, 2, and 3)


Oral Presentation:

Presentation (I)



Guidelines for Successful Interviews and Eng. Ethics

Assignment # 7: Presentation (II)

(Considering Assig. # 4 and 6) 


Group Dynamics and management Skills



Oral Presentation:

Presentation (II)



Open Topic



Final Exam: Oral Presentation and Final Paper Report with CV


Course Policies 

  1. General Policies:

-       Attending the class from the 1st minute is essential to benefit from the course. Therefore, five points dedicated for students who show up at least 10 lectures from the 1st minute.

-       If you are late more than 10 minutes, you will be considered absent.

-        English language is used throughout this course. Therefore, reports, presentation, and activities have to be in English.

-        All reports and assignments have to be written using MS Word using 1.5 spacing, New Times Roman font of size 12, and margins of 1 in.

-        All presentations have to be in Power Point.


  1. Choosing Final Paper topic Policy:

-        Every student has to choose a topic in one of the following areas: business, commerce, management, education, or professional communications.

-        Some of the references available in the communication skills center (room 2C 102) may be used to choose the topic, especially in the area of professional communication.

-        No identical topics are allowed among all sections; therefore, it is the responsibility of each student to have an independent topic.

-        If two or more students choose similar topics, they will be asked to change theirs.

-        The topic should have clear importance to the country in general, and the student in particular.


  1. Referencing Policy:

-        The topic References has to be published recently during the latest six months in English in a monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly periodical.

-        References, listed in all assignments or final paper, have to be used directly.

-        A hard copy of any reference used in any assignment should be submitted with any assignment


  1. Plagiarism Policy:

-        Taking any information from other sources without referring to them is considered an act of plagiarism

-        Copying (completely or partially) from other students is considered an act of plagiarism

-        Any act of plagiarism is prohibited in this course and may result in getting zero in the submitted work or failing in the course.

-        Every student has to sign a pledge which states clearly this policy


  1. Coordination Policy:

-        If a student in any section has a complain, or a request that needs a special treatment or arrangement; such as: being absent, missing a quiz for a legitimate excuse, objecting a decision made by his instructor, etc., then he has to describe his problem in English and submit a written request by e-mail to:  

-        An official reply will be sent back to the student within a week from his submission with clear answer or direction.


  1. Evaluation Policy:


-   This policy designed mainly to ensure fair and consistent evaluation of students regardless of their sections. Although it assumes four instructors, it can be adapted to other situations.


- The 100 points are distributed as follows:

    • Seven Assignments (5x7): 35 points
    • Two Quizzes (10x2): 20 points
    • Punctuality: 5 points
    • In class activities (cards with two colors): 10 points
    • Final Paper Report: 15 points
    • Final Paper Presentation: 15 points


-        The TA will be responsible for taking and recording the attendance of all students in all sections, and the 25% will be calculated based on his records.


-        Each quiz will consist of 4 questions (one/instructor), and each instructor will grade his question. All questions carry the same weight and any revision should be directed to the owner of the question (not the section instructor).


-        Assignments:1, 4, and 7 will be graded or evaluated by the section’s instructor, however assignments: 2, 3, 5, and 6 will be graded for all students in all sections by ONLY one instructor per assignment (grader), as follows:

Assignment #



Instructor (1)


Instructor (2)


Instructor (3)


Instructor (4)


-        If any student from any section wants to revise his grade, he should go directly to the grader within one week of the distribution. No re-evaluation should be made by another instructor.


-        The final paper presentation and report are graded according to the following table:

All Sections



Oral Pres. of F.P.

(15 %)

F.P. Report

(10 %)

Reviewer of F.P.

Report (5 %)

Instructor (1)

Instructor (4)

Instructor (3)

Instructor (1)

Instructor (2)

Instructor (2)

Instructor (1)

Instructor (4)

Instructor (2)

Instructor (3)

Instructor (3)

Instructor (2)

Instructor (1)

Instructor (3)

Instructor (4)

Instructor (4)

Instructor (3)

Instructor (2)

Instructor (4)

Instructor (1)


-        The final paper report and the graded Assignments # 5, and 6 have to be submitted by each student before starting the final paper oral presentation exam. The two examiners will sign the report, and pass it to the section instructor for grading. No submission should be made directly to the instructor.


Course Assignments


Objectives and Structure

Assig. # 1


a topic

(not exceeding one page in length)

Writing an introduction for a topic according to the following:

o       topic title;

o       the subtitle “introduction”;

o       identifying the topic (one paragraph);

o       general importance of the topic (one paragraph);

o       importance of the topic to KSA (one paragraph); and

o       importance of the topic to the student (one paragraph).

Assig. # 2


(integrated with

 Assig. # 1)


(submit a copy of the article)

Literature review )I)

(not exceeding one page in length)

Reviewing a single article concerned with the topic of Assig. # 1, according to the following:

o       topic title;

o       the subtitle: “literature review )I)”;

o       brief description of the article (one paragraph);

o       contributions (one paragraph with points);

o       problems (one paragraph with points);

o       opportunity for further work (one paragraph with points).

o       the subtitle “references”; and

o       the formal reference form of the reviewed article.

Assig. # 3


(integrated with Assig. # 1, and 2)


(submit a copy of the two articles)

Literature review )II)

(not exceeding two pages in length)

Reviewing two more articles, in addition to the above, concerned with the topic of Assig. # 1, according to the following:

o       topic title;

o       the subtitle: “literature review”;

o       brief description of the three articles (a paragraph with three points);

o       evaluations of three articles from the viewpoints of contributions, problems, and opportunities for further work (one paragraph with a comparison Table);

o       the subtitle “references”; and

o       the formal reference form of the reviewed three articles.

Assig. # 4

Presentation (I)

Presentation of Assig. # 1, 2, and 3

Assig. # 5


a letter with a CV

(not exceeding three pages: one for a letter, and two for a CV)

Writing a formal business letter with your CV attached to it



o       heading

o       address

o       salutation

o       text

o       complimentary close

o       signature

o       identification

o       list of enclosures

o       CV

Assig. # 6


(integrated with

Assig. # 1, 2, and 3)


Future work, Abstract, and conclusions

(not exceeding two pages in length)

Describing proposed future work on the topic of Assig. # 1, based on the “opportunities” concluded from the literature review of Assig. # 2 and 3.

(not exceeding one page in length)

o       topic title;

o       suggested future work that has not been covered by the literature review.

o       why the suggested future work is useful.

o       how can the suggested future work be performed

Writing “abstract” and “conclusions” considering Assig. # 1, 2, 3, and Future work. (not exceeding one page)

Assig. # 7

Presentation (II)

Presentation of Assig. # 6

Final Report with CV

Revised and updated Report based on Assig. # 6, with Revised CV

Final Presentation

Revised and updated Presentation of the Final Report

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