Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Engineering Communication

This website contains lots of good information on technical communication.(Link to be updated)

Writing Center Tips Sheet

These documents provide guidance in producing proper engineering reports and presentations


As a Queen's student, you can download the entire Office 365 ProPlus suite for FREE!  It includes current versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote, Lync, and more.  Find out how to download the software so that you have the learning resources you need. 

The links below offer an introduction to the changes which have been made to Word, Excel and Powerpoint in the 2013 version. This will be helpful for those who are comfortable with Word, but are unfamiliar with the latest release.

Word file that compiles the links below as well as includes a section on using Equation Editor 2013 

Make the Switch to Word 2013

Make the Switch to Excel 2013

Make the Switch to PowerPoint 2013

Support page for Office 2013

Word 2013 Specific Tutorials

Using citations and managing sources in Word 2013

Word 2013 getting portrait and landscape pages in the same document

Excel 2013 tutorials

Outlook 2013 tutorials

office 15 minute webinars


The following resources will be useful in submitting reports. All of these resources are based on Microsoft Office 2010.

Styles and Style Headings

Inserting Tables and Formulas

Adding Captions

Adding Table of Contents

Citations using IEE referencing template

Headers/Footers/Page Numbers

Having trouble with Page Numbers? A detailed guide on Page Numbers.

Equation Editor


Data Import

Working with data, formulas, and functions

Using Charts/Graphs

Regression Analysis (very helpful)

Transposing cells

Sorting data in excel


Tips for designing your PowerPoint presentation

Creating a template

Presenter View

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