Introduction. Should be 5-7 sentences4-6 sentences; begin with a story, interesting quote or statistic, or a rhetorical question (it's your task to make your paper interesting) 1 sentence; thesis >tells what Capstone paper will be aboutRemember: Reflective papers use
1. Paragraphs for Capstone
2. Introduction Should be 5-7 sentences
4-6 sentences; begin with a story, interesting quote or statistic, or a rhetorical question (it’s your task to make your paper interesting)
1 sentence; thesis >tells what Capstone paper will be about
Remember: Reflective papers use “I, me, my, mine, etc. Traditional papers use “he, she, it, they”
3. 4-5 body paragraphs Body paragraphs tell you what each section of your paper is about
Body paragraphs should have 5-7 sentences each
You determine how many paragraphs you need
Each paragraph should start with a topic sentence. This tells you what the paragraph you are writing is about.
4. Sample Reflective Now that we understood the rules to the contest, we had to start building on paper. A key factor in building a robot is “generating the right idea to meet the specifications” (Hirtrider). In other words, we had to engineer a design that would allow us to pick up the ball from the overpass and go around the track as fast as possible. This required a lot of brainstorming, and to keep this process in an orderly fashion proved to be a challenge. There were many good ideas on the table, but eventually we had to compromise and elaborate on the best design.
5. Sample Traditional So how would these service robots actually help the elderly? As it turns out, prototype robots have been wandering the homes for quite some time already. A small robot’s arm on a kitchen counter can open a microwave oven door, clutch a plastic container in its claw-like hand, slowly lift it into the oven and then shut the door” while another robot roams around the living room to clean the carpet by using “pivoting sensors to find furniture and other obstacles and drives around them” (Kaplan). In general, the purpose of service robots is to do chores that could be a strain for an elderly person. But with opportunities for smart apartments, there are also obstacles. The home is one of the most complicated places for robot uses. There could be a huge payoff. If you could do something that could keep people at home longer, that “not only makes their life better, it saves them money’ ” (Kaplan).
6. Introductions and Conclusions Go back to the notes on writing/editing for more help on these special kinds of writing.
Check at the end of the writing/editing notes for a rubric on what you will be graded.