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Engineering 185EW - Spring 2011

Engineering 185EW: Art of Engineering Endeavors
TA: Herrick Chang
Instructor: Robert Silverstein and Donald Browne
Discussion Classroom: TBA
Office Hours: By Appointment, Boelter 1540
Email: herrick(at)seas.ucla.edu

Below are materials that are writing materials listed for the discussion sessions.

SYLLABUS

Syllabus

Attendance

  • Is Mandatory and counts towards your grade.
  • Anything past 5 minutes late will count as an absence.

Grading

  • 1st drafts are 20% of your writing grade. (i.e. Final Draft is 80% of assignment grade)

Regrading Policy

  • Regrades are more than welcome as long as they are requested within a week of the paper being returned.
  • The entire paper will be regraded, (i.e. your grade may go up/down after regrade).

Late Assignments

  • Late assignments will not be accepted. Hard copies of papers are required.

Final Drafts

  • All final drafts of papers must be accompanied by
    • 1) Graded Rough Draft
    • 2) Peer Reviewed Draft with comments
    • 3) Final Draft
  • 15% will deducted from total grade if Peer Review is missing.

Team Projects

  • Weekly Progress reports
  • One per group

Midterm Presentation

  • Final Presentation & Written Report
  • Written Report (aim for 10 pages per person)

Emails

  • Please place "Eng 185: ..." in your subject so I don't miss your email.
SCHEDULE

Schedule

(Writing Assignments - Due Dates subject to change)

Week

Date

Description

Assignment

1

4/1/2011
  • Intro to Problem Statements
Due: Finish Reading Garrett Hardin's "Tragedy of the Commons"

2

4/8/2011
  • More Problem Statement Exercises
  • Library Session

Due:

  1. Outline
  2. Problem Statement
  3. List of References
  4. Hardin Summary

3

4/15/2011
  • Peer Responses
  • Examples - Correct use of citations.
  • Organization of Hardin Paper
Due: Hardin 1st Draft

4

4/22/2011
  • Return Hardin Draft
  • Go over common mistakes
  • In-class office hours?
 

5

4/29/2011
  • Introduce Ethical Case Study.
  • Ethical Framworks
  • Ethical Case Study Problem Statement
Due: Hardin Final Draft

6

5/6/2011
  • More Problem Statements
  • Conclusion Writing
  • Midquarter Evaluation
  • Reverse Paramedic
  • Digikey, McMaster, Mouser
Ethical Case Study Material:
  1. Outline
  2. Problem Statement
  3. List of References

7

5/13/2011
  • Peer Response - Reverse Outlining.
  • List of Figures
  • Table of Contents
Due: Ethical Case Study 1st Draft

8

5/20/2011
  • Return Draft
  • In-Class office hours
 

9

5/27/2011   Due: Ethical Case Study Final Draft

10

3/11/2011
  • Group Project Presentation/Results
 
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