DD10HW2 Reflection on P#2

I was actually glad we did a project like this and was able to look up information about our own individual fields. Also, initially, I didn't realize the importance of visuals/visualization in Engineering. As I was going through my second year in engineering, I was taking courses such as Vector Calculus and Electricity and Magnetism, and every one of my friends, including I, had trouble visualizing the 3-D component of the problems.

The purpose of my column was to notify the audience that we need implement classes all around the nation that boost spatial visualization skills. My hope was that the audience was supervisors of university's would read this and realize the importance of early visualizing skills as an engineer and include classes in their own curriculum. Hopefully, my column would be posted on a well known news outlet and be read from your own laptop, all the way down to our mobile …


[1]X. Jiang, “How to Motivate People Working in Teams,” International Journal of Business and      Management, vol. 5, no. 10, 2010.
In Xin Jiang's jounal article "How to motivate people working in teams,"(2010), he claims that there are many benefits in teamwork. The author first describes the benefits of teamwork by providing a list of the benefits, he then goes further into the benefits by describing each of the listed benefits, and to conclude he wrote in the conclusion of the article that all of these benefits can be funneled down to three main points. His purpose is to provide evidence to the audience in order to prove that there are many benefits in teamwork. He seems to have an innovative audience in mind because he is trying to bring a new idea to the field which could change whether group work is applied or not.

[2]K. A. Jehn, “Enhancing Effectiveness: An Investigation Of Advantages And Disadvantages Of Value‐    Based Intragroup Conflict,” International Journal …

DD9HW2 Reflect on PR

Being a pretty novice writer trying to improve my writing skills, I can see some problems with my paper. First of all, I can work on the flow of my column. I should include an introductory paragraph to introduce the audience to what I am about to discuss in the column. Second of all, I can work on expanding my vocabulary to entice to readers to read further. Lastly, I can try to make it more understandable by making references the audience would understand.



Old:There have been studies with the assessment scores of the 3-D Spatial Visualization Tests and they confirmed prior findings of a positive relationship between this spatial test and success in engineering drawing and descriptive geometry courses as well as positive relation between the test and graduation from an engineering college. New: Old: There was an unreliable indication of a difference in level  of spatial visualization ability required to succeed in the four branches of engineering offered by The Cooper Union(mechanical, electrical, civil, and chemical)  

Old: In my couple of years as an engineering student, I’ve developed a different way to look at certain situations.
Old: I have looked at the 3-D Spatial Visualization Tests and they test you ability to rotate a item a certain way and know what the new view on that same item will be.
Old: It is a little hard to explain, but especially in classes such as vector calculus and electricity and magnetism, I had an especially har…


After looking over my annotated bibliography, I realized that some of it needed to be italicized. Luckily for me, I was able to find a website to do the actual citation but with the bibliography, it doesn't seem like there is any problem with punctuation or capitalization.

DD7HW4 Identify Key Ethical Issues

As a Mechanical Engineer, I will see many types of visuals in the field. For example:

Checklist: When developing a new creation at a company, a instruction manual with a list of required materials will be needed. Also, when operating huge machinery, there will be a safety checklist required to be read before each use.

Ethical Issue: Using the checklist at the end of Chapter 2, I can see how a checklist can run into problems with ethics. In the professional world, you have to abide by the appropriate corporate/ professional code. For example, in a safety checklist, you have to make sure the checklist includes everything or else people's lives will be in danger.

Tables: Tables are very useful in my field. With Mechanical Engineering, I might be task with finding the cheapest material that will accomplish the task. In order to find those materials, there are hundreds of books with tables of each material and it's properties.

Ethical Issue: On the checklist at the end of Chapter 2…