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Unformatted text preview: aps sucks balls Communication Lecture 2 APS 112 Engineering Strategies and Practice Credible Statements Make an assertion Explain the assertion Give evidence to support Three Kinds of Evidence Data Scientific Research Research 1 What is Critical Thinking The ability to: Effectively analyze and evaluate the credibility of statement made by others Discover and overcome personal prejudices Formulate and present clear evidence in support of ones beliefs Make intelligent decisions about what to do Standards of Critical Thinking Clarity Relevance Precision Accuracy Logic Fairness Comprehensiveness Logic: Syllogism If a square is a rectangle Therefore every rectangle is a square Beware of false logic If we are on Neptune then we are in the solar system We are in the solar system Therefore we are on Neptune Benefits of Critical Thinking Autonomy Political thinking Social values Career Considerations Practical considerations 2 Barriers to Critical Thinking Frame of reference :Superstition :Bias :Stereotypes :Prejudices :Our perspective based on who we are :Personal Egocentrism :Self interested thinking :Self serving bias Sociocentrism: /Group Bias /conformism /peer pressure /scapegoating Personal response to pressure: /rationalism /wishful thinking /short term thinking /selective memory /selective perception /overpowering emotion /self deception /face serving /fear of change Critical Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. What is the purpose, goal, or point? What is the problem or issue being solved or described? On what data or evidence is the decision / definition / problem based? What inferences are being made from what kind of data, and are these inferences legitimate? What is the solution, outcome, or resolution of the problem or issue? What are the short-term and long-term implications of the solution / consquences of the outcome? What are the biases or assumptions behind the inferences, selection or collection of data, or framing of the problem / experiment? What are the basic concepts or terms being used? How do these definitions affect the framing / understanding of the problem? What point of view is being expressed? What political / ideological / paradigmatic considerations inform or govern or limit point of view? How would someone from a related but different discipline look at the problem / solution / issue, and could an interdisciplinary approach improve the analysis / discussion / evaluation? Writing Across the Disciplines, University of California, Davis http://wid.ucdavis.edu/handouts/critthink.htm Accessed 10/01/2007 7:18 PM Portfolio Cover page Table of Contents Introduction (2 pages maximum) Evidence Appendices Engineering Notebook personal contribution to team documents critical thinking skills in relation to development of communication process 3 Introduction Purpose- to show significance of included communication examples relating those to: /your contribution to team reports /the development of your understanding of professional engineering communication /the development of your skills in professional engineering communication. Start building your notebook and portfolio today 4 Stages of Writing Process Drafting Revising Editing Proof-reading 4 Plagiarism Representing as your own, another person's idea or another person's expression of an idea. It does not matter whether the other person is a published or web source or if it is a friend you worked with Material from published or web sources must be documented with the IEEE Reference Standard, which includes BOTH in text citations and a properly formatted Reference List. It is also an offence to submit the same material to two courses (including the same course, if repeating) Plagiarism When one student copies from another, it is considered an equal academic to allow your work to be copied as to copy someone else's work. Penalties for plagiarism range from a zero on the assignment, a zero on the course, a mark penalty beyond the zero on the course to, in serious cases, expulsion from the university Problem Definition and Project Plan Cover page Executive Summary Problem Definition (background) - Problem Statement - Identification of Stakeholders - Functions - Objectives - Constraints - Service Environment - Client ethics and values Project Plan Conclusion/Recommendation Reference list Appendices with graphical material related to the design 5 Client Ethics and Values /specific ethical policies and/or client values that may impact design choices, costs or implementation. Project Plan Use Microsoft Project to generate a plan including: 1. Detailed work breakdown structure 2. Precedence relationships between activities 3. Assignment of resources 4. Critical path Conclusion/Recommendation 6 Reference list Appendices Attribution Table Every member is expected to contribute equally to the project Ensure that your Team Rules allow for a fair and honest process in delegating and attributing work 7 ...
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