November 21, 2015
Assignment: White Paper on an Engineering Solution to a Problem
Engineers use technology to help solve problems. But these problems dont
come neatly packaged like homework problems. Solving problems involves
identifying or even anticipat
Memo Evaluation Exercise
For Wednesday, read over these three sample memos, which were written in response to an assignment
similar to yours, and indicate the grade you would give each memo. Consider the effectiveness of the
argument, the credibility of t
Workshop Exercise. As you watch The Unforeseen think about the arguments presented in
the film. Read over this questionnaire before watching the film; afterwards, record your
response to the questions.
1. What is the overriding proposition of the film?
ME 333T Homework, due October 21, 2015:
Sample Statements of Problem
Please go over these samples carefully and mark errors of grammar and argumentation.
Focus on transitions, topic sentences, and paragraph structure and pay careful attention to
Peer Critique of ME 333T Elevator Speech/Mock Interview
Fill out this critique sheet for everyone in the group you are assigned to
1. Use the chart below to evaluate and rank aspects of the interview.
Rank on scale of 1 to
Assignment: Policy Proposal Oral Presentation
Final presentation due as scheduled November 9
13 - 15 minutes
Groups of 3 19 - 21 minutes
Structure and content
In conjunction with your policy proposal, you
1. The first part of this exercise involves making a list of at least ten topics that
could be appropriate for a research project in this class.
a. Begin by thinking of energy, environmental, or infrastructure problems.
Keep an open
Annotated Outline (due in workshop on Thursday or Friday,
October 22/23, 2015)
1. Use your responses to the following questions to outline your Statement
What problem or problems does your technology solve?
What quantitative evidence can you
Cost/Benefit Peer Critique
You should be coming to class with the majority of a draft of the Criteria section of your
Cost/Benefit Analysis. If you dont have anything drafted, tell your TA before he
ME 333T Engineering Communication
Business Communication Assignment
The Job Packet
Due: Monday, September 14th
Overview and Objectives
The purpose of this assignment is to give students an opportunity to produce helpful, usable
White Paper Critique: Proposed Solution Section
You should be coming to class with a draft of your Proposed Solution section. If you dont have a
draft, tell your TA before they pair you with anoth
White Paper Presentation Grade Sheet
Structure and Speech (50%)
Beginning orients audience?
grabs the audiences attention
summarizes problem and shows importance
clearly states purpose/topic
previews main topics
Visuals and Props (25%)