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CAES1507 Professional and Technical Written Communication for Engineers. Session Five Writing Effective Introduction. What should be included?. Remember two weeks ago…. Tradition vs Novelty - GAP. Objective?.
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Writing Effective Introduction
Tradition vs Novelty - GAP
The objective was to create a kit using ordinary household or easy-to-obtain materials so that with a few simple tools and instructions, students could build a working mousetrap.
Background – Referring to the request made by EPS(Past tense)
Objective of the project - Referred to the request made by EPS(Past tense)Example of Introduction
General Background information - Tradition vs Novelty(Present/Future Tense)
Requirement of project (Past Tense)Example of Introduction
The report explains the engineering principles on which the mousetrap is based, the design itself, how the kit was assembled with its component parts, the tests conducted on the prototype, and thenmakes a conclusion and offers recommendations.
Purpose of the report – What does this report show in general?(Present tense)
Lead-in to report – What does this report include?(Present tense)Example of Introduction
Background information (NOT referring to the project)Present TenseIdentifying the MOVES
Information linked to the request made by the EPFPast TenseIdentifying the MOVES
The report is divided into five parts. They are the Theory, Design, Construction Procedure, Test Procedures and Results, Conclusion and Recommendations. A glossary of technical terms and units used in this report is in Appendix I.
Purpose of the ReportPresent Tense
Lead-in to reportPresent TenseIdentifying the MOVES
Background information/ContextPresent TenseTask 4 Identifying the MOVES
Purpose of the Report (NOT PROJECT)Present TenseTask 4 Identifying the MOVES
Lead-in to the rest of the reportPresent TenseTask 4 Identifying the MOVES
Stage 1: Brainstorming (10 minutes)
Put yourself in the timeframe that THE PROJECT WAS OVER:
Stage 2: Group Writing of Introduction (45 minutes)