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Engineering 190W - Summer Session II, 2021 - Hong Section: Assignments




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

Research Methodology


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.

Working in Groups

Some hints for achieving success iin group projects:

  1. establish a group leader to keep everyone focused and on task
  2. contract with one another about what each will deliver
  3. share information widely
  4. work from an outline
  5. remember that group effort contributes to defining everyone's outcome
  6. use MS Word Tracking (under Review Tab to activate)
  7. consider using a platform such as Google Drive to share writing passages and ideas - you will need to register.
  8. Make sure you can connect over Zoom or in a Skype call when needed to discuss your group work & projects, practice public speaking and your final presentation to get feedback

Hints for Specific Groups

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:

  • materials - textiles, electronics
  • fabrication and production
  • functionality and purpose
  • unit costs and economic investment
  • images

Appropriate subject headings include:

  • Wearable technology
  • Waterproofing of fabrics
  • Flexible electronics
  • Smart materials
  • Smartwatches
  • Electronic textiles
  • Textile fabrics - Technological innovations
  • Fashion
  • Internet of things
  • Embedded Internet devices
  • Distributed operating systems

Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971


Overall Assignments

You have several assignments in this class.  They include writing essays, group collaboration, presentations, research papers, technical papers.