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DefinitionFive ElementsExampleReferencesExample“The properties of water at the nanoscale are crucial in many areasof biology, but the confinement of water molecules insub-nanometre channels in biological systems has receivedrelatively little attention.Advances in nanotechnology make itpossible to explore the role played by water molecules in livingsystems, potentially leading to the development of ultrasensitivebiosensors,” (Mertens, J., et al.)Identify:1status quo2destabilizing moment3solutionMaziar Hematic 2011Engineering 183EW: Writing Workshop
DefinitionFive ElementsExampleReferencesIn-class activityChoose one of the “California problems” listed on theassignment handout.Write a problem statement from each of the followingviewpoints:1Humanistic—How would Arnold Schwarzenegger formulate aproblem statement for this issue?2Technical—How would one of your engineering professorsformulate a problem statement for this issue?Trade with your neighbor and critique one anothers’ problemstatements.Maziar Hematic 2011Engineering 183EW: Writing Workshop
DefinitionFive ElementsExampleReferencesReferences1Cain Project in Engineering and Professional Communication.“Writing Module Two: Problem Statements, Introductions,and Issues of Audience.” Connexions module: m17223. 17July 2008. .2Mertens, J., et al. “Label-free Detection of DNAHybridization based on Hydration Induced Tension in NucleicAcid Films.” Nature Nanotechnology 3 (2008): 301- 307.Maziar Hematic 2011Engineering 183EW: Writing Workshop
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