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About Workshops by Andrew Baxter What are workshops? Each week you will be given a set of 2 to 4 problems. More than simple computations, each of these problems asks you to analyze a given scenario and answer questions using tools and techniques discussed in class. The instructor selects which one of the problems will be collected the following week. You are to write up a full solution to that problem and hand it in at the next workshop session. Why do we do workshops? When you get a job, you will not be asked to perform long lists of computations you will be asked to apply knowledge to solve problems. Further, you will often be asked to work in a team rather than individually. Last, you will not hand your boss a piece of paper with a bunch a calculations and a number circled at the bottom. You will be expected to be able to explain your methods and justify your conclusions. Workshops are designed to improve your problemsolving and communica- tion (both verbal and written) skills. Furthermore, studies have shown that
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