ENGRC 3350 Cornell Engineering assnment

ENGRC 3350 Cornell Engineering assnment - It is often...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
It is often stated that “Cornell Engineers are well-known for how hard they work.” If this statement is to be true, then there must exist a semiotic system which defines what exactly it means to be a Cornell Engineering student. Particularly, a specific semiotic resource, or action that Cornell Engineering students use to communicate their hard working nature, is the action of frequent complaining and boasting. Cornell Engineering students communicate and boast about their hard-work frequently. If this were not true, this assignment would not have been assigned in the first place. By frequently complaining about how much work they have, or how difficult their coursework is, Cornell Engineering students are communicating to other students that they spend many hours studying, and are consequently “hard workers and good employees.” Essentially, this semiotic resource has a meaning of repetitively reminding and engraining in non-engineering students’ heads that engineering is a very difficult, time-consuming, course of study that produces intelligent, hard-
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course ENGRC 3350 at Cornell University (Engineering School).

Page1 / 2

ENGRC 3350 Cornell Engineering assnment - It is often...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online