Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Technical Writing

Faculty Course Type Credits Prerequisites Semester
Ms. Shirin Tejani Core 4 None Any

 Brief Overview 

This course will train students of First Year Liberal Arts in social science academic writing skills. The purpose of the course is to act as a foundational writing course upon which students will then build skills required for other courses in the Liberal Arts programme. This may include, but is not limited to, Research Methodology, and Media and Journalism. Furthermore, the course will concentrate on both substance and style of writing, thus also training students’ critical and analytical skills.

 Course Objectives 

Students will have learnt academic essay writing for publication. At the end of the course, each student will have the following essays as part of his or her writing portfolio:

  • Reporting of Economic Data and Statistics (500 words)
  • Editorial on Economic Data/ Students’ Opinions for Editorial Publication (1,500 words)
  • Editorial on Non-Economic Social Science Issue/ Students’ Opinion for Editorial Publication (1,000 words)
  • Academic Publication on Non-Economic, Social Science Issue (2,500 words)
  • Academic book review (1,000 words)

 Teaching Methodology 

The course is conducted in a workshop format over the semester, with teaching of the basic manner in which academic papers are written, review of classroom assignments, discussion on topics, etc. The students will be able to get their papers evaluated and improve on it as many times as they wish to during the semester.


Students are expected to –

  • Actively participate in class activities and discussions, and
  • Complete all evaluative processes for successful course completion!