There are many hints about how to become a more effective communicator, writer and presenter. Remember that this first and foremost is an advanced technical writing class. Some ideas include:
1. Write from an outline
2. Expect to write several drafts
3. Use Tracking to see revisions
4. Create Bibliography as you write - consider using Bibliographic Management Software - RefWorks to allow you to save citations, recall them and apply them in your bibliography using standard formatting with one key-stroke. This is a free web-based program that the Library licenses for all UCI affiliates but for which you must register
5. For a research paper, you may find the following outline helpful:
Background/ Description of Problem or Question/Context/Importance
Summary of Literature Review
Acceptance or rejection of the hypothesis
6. Read paper aloud - see cadences and length of sentences - shorten when possible for clarity
7. Create your portfolio.
Some hints for achieving success iin group projects:
Following each entry in the outline or structure to the Group Assignment are a list of sources that will respond to each aspect of it - you don't have to use any of them but realizing that there are such resources will make you realize that you can use supportive evidence to document needs.
Since I can't join you in class, I have set up 3 sessions that students from any of the sections can attend to see how many of these resources can be searched and used - please join any of the zoom sessions or schedule on the Guide or by sending an eMail to librarian
Each group will create a product, like The Allergy Ally and members will have to approach the planning for the product to cover each of the following areas that develop the theme, Wearable and/or Internet of Things technology that provides a solution to a real problem. It is like creating a business plan for this new product, so you will divide the research and work. Your research will suggest that you find/cite evidence to substantiate your claims & arguments in the following areas that you must define, with some recommendations for different information resources to consult for each section - the closest alliance to the engineering literature is business information and I have provided many links to those sources:
There are several good sources for different aspects of the topic, wearable technology/portable technology/Interent-of-Things.
According to the CES 2019 speculations, "Wearable used to mean “tracker.” Now SNS Telecom and IT estimate an exploding wearable device market of $45 billion by 2021. Wearables will find new form factors and use cases in the workplace, healthcare, fashion and even under the skin! The innovative creators of this transformative lifestyle market will congregate in 2019 to look into the wearable future."
Please use these refinements as a starting point and then consider what additional sources of information are needed - the links to the sources are found below:
Appropriate subject headings include:
You have several assignments in this class. They include writing essays, group collaboration, presentations, research papers, technical papers.