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1 Technical Writing Recap Chad A. B. Wilson, Director of Technical Communications ECE and BIOE 4334 Monday, January 30, 2012

2 Writing Team Reports: 3 Methods Writing Team Reports: 3 Methods Introduction Statement of Work Accomplishments Chad Sarah Travis Break it up into sections and each member writes a section.

3 Writing Team Reports: 3 Methods Writing Team Reports: 3 Methods Break it up into sections and each member writes a section. Have one member write the entire report, and then send it to each of the other members for revision. Entire Report Goes to next member who uses track changes Entire Report Goes to next member who uses track changes

4 Writing Team Reports: 3 Methods Writing Team Reports: 3 Methods Break it up into sections and each member writes a section. Have one member write the entire report, and then send it to each of the other members for revision. Have one member designated to manage the project, one person writes a rough draft, another writes the report, and a third revises. Chad: The Manager Sarah: Content Specialist Travis: The Writer Todd: Quality Control Editor

5 How to reference sources in electrical engineering IEEE Guidelines Council of Science Editors mentation/cbe_citation/index.cfm

6 Start Quote, paraphrase, or summary from a source Is it a controversial idea or statement? Do you want to back up your statement? No Cite Yes Do not cite Is it exact words, a quote? No Yes No Did you have to look up the information? Can you find it in any book on the subject? Yes No When should you cite information?

7 Each proposal shall consist of not more than five single-spaced pages plus a cover page, a budget page, a summary page of no more than 300 words, and a page detailing current research funding. All text shall be printed in single-column format on 8-1/2 x 11-inch paper with margins of at least 1 inch on all sides… Example of an RFP from a major funding organization Always follow the guidelines

8 Your paper is limited to 5 pages (double-spaced, 12-font, Times New Roman), exclusive of figures, tables and attachments. Attachments (including figures and tables) are limited to 5 pages. The paper format as a minimum should include the following sections: Cover page Table of contents List of Tables (as applicable) List of Figures (as applicable) List of Attachments, Exhibits, Appendices, etc. (as applicable) Introduction Water use on university campuses Water conservation strategies for universities Building efficiencies in managing water resources on campuses Conclusions List of References Your research paper guidelines Always follow the guidelines

9 Create a template in Word

10 The results show that cracking delamination and dampness of exposed plaster walls and cracking sealant failure and water seepage of glass curtain walls have the highest ratings. adapted from “Factorial Method for Performance Assessment of Building Facades” by Chew, et al. in Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, The results show that cracking, delamination, and dampness of exposed plaster walls, and cracking, sealant failure, and water seepage of glass curtain walls have the highest ratings.

11 After the construction workers finished eating rats emerged to look for the scraps. In all the containers were in good condition considering the rough journey. As you can see the efficiency peaks around %. If an acoustic horn has a higher throat impedance within a certain frequency range it will act as a filter in that range which is undesirable. From Beer and McMurrey

12 Fresnel’s equations determine the reflectance, transmittance, phase, and polarization of a light beam at any angle of incidence. Tomorrow’s engineers will have to be able to manage information overload, communicate skillfully, and employ a computer as an extension of themselves.

13 For the final exam, you will need: a pencil, a calculator, and three sheets of graph paper. For the final exam, you will need a pencil, a calculator, and three sheets of graph paper. For the final exam, you will need several items: a pencil, a calculator, and three sheet sof graph paper.

14 Having completed the needed modifications and adjustments, the equipment operated correctly and met all specifications. Once we completed the needed modifications and adjustments, the equipment operated correctly and met all specifications. Once the modifications and adjustments were made, the equipment operated correctly and met all specifications.

15 We will study the terrain by soil analysis and computer simulation before reaching a decision on whether construction can take place here. This will also enable us to… Back in 1954, three researchers made a series of discoveries about the unknown sources of Barbour’s early notebooks. These prompted them to further investigate.

16 Q4 Q4 7% is communicated through the actual words you use 55% is communicated non-verbally 38% is communicated through inflection and vocal quality From Mahrabian, Psychology Today

17 Mechanical Structure Figure 3: Robot chassis, gearbox, motors, and ball caster

18 Created by Dr. Todd Helwig, Civil Engineering PMDF permanent metal deck forms

19 Block Diagram

20 Requirements Flash LED’sMeasure distance Detect line Record audioPlay soundDisplay message on LCD Grip & carry objects Design Assembling parts Electronic Design Programming Deliverable ECE 4436 Robot

21 Watch out for the following during your presentations Putting your hands in your pockets Turning your back to your audience Trailing off at the end of sentences… Staring at your professor during your presentation Looking only at your group of friends Standing perfectly still Reading from notes, especially in monotone Saying “umm,” “well,” “like,” or “uh” throughout your presentation Looking surprised at the slide that comes next Having to say, “Hmm, that wasn’t supposed to do that.” Including group members who aren’t familiar with the presentation Staring at your notes throughout the entire presentation Including slides with just lots of text (like this one!)

22 RESULTS FOR EXISTING DECK-GIRDER CONNECTIONS  (in/in)  (k/in) Stiffening Angle at Panel Ends 22 gage deck Created by Dr. Todd Helwig, Civil Engineering

23 Organizing Presentations Designing Slides Delivering Presentations Introduction

24 Organizing Presentations Designing Slides Delivering Presentations Introduction

25 Three applications of nanotechnology Military Medical Computer


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