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.
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 hard time just picturing things in 3-D, even though the real world revolves around in 3-D.

Old: After looking at some sample problems, you are asked to rotate a unique block a certain way and are asked what the final step looks like.

Old: I feel like the authors of of these articles are onto something when they want to include a class for freshman engineering majors that improve their 3-D Spatial Visualization Skills.
Old: Her purpose was to provide evidence in order to convince the audience/reader the truth about her statements.

Old: Their purpose is describe the project and the assessment findings from the longitudinal study.

Old: She seems to have a innovative audience in mind because she introduced a new class to strengthen 3-D spatial visualization skills in freshman engineering majors.