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ENGR 270 Week 3 Notes

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ENGR 270 Week 3 Notes ENGR 270

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These notes cover the reading assignments and what we covered in class in Week 3.
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Date Created: 09/18/16
ENGR 270 Week 3 Notes Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 An abstract:  A summary  Motivational – Why do we care about the issue  Problem – What problem are you trying to solve?  Approach  Results  What are implications/limitations  Keywords  Don’t be redundant  Specific details (usually include the author’s name) Chapter 15 Reading Assignment Definitions:  Describe and clarify info  Allow experts and specialists to communicate with non-experts and non-specialists  Work to help solve external and rhetorical problems  Eliminate limitations  Kinds of definitions: o Descriptive, compare/contrast, classify, provide examples, use visuals o Explanatory, operational (cause audience to engage), or deliberative (to allow for audience to decide on a future course of action)…or extended (in glossary)  Writing with the problem-solving approach: o Know your audience (sometimes speak with flowery words, other times be direct)  Consider length and placement (know benefits of asking at beginning, middle, or end) o Ex) don’t ask a girl to be your girlfriend the first time you meet her  Researching definitions o Could help you out in a lawsuit to clarify words o Sometimes experiments are done to help prove definitions  Drafting definitions o To help your case either for/against something  Reviewing definitions o Studying o Leads to revision or definition and its larger document ENGR 270 Week 3 Notes Thursday, Sept. 14, 2016  Difference between description and definition – part of a definition is a description and a description is much richer and more in depth  Elements of technical descriptions Chapter 16 Reading Assignment


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