This lesson works through one example of a document that did not emphasize the most important details. The spirit of this lesson is not to blame the author (who was the only person to recognize important flaws of a design) but to learn from the example so that we do not make the same mistakes in our writing. (15 minutes)
Example showing the importance of analyzing your constraints in scientific writing.
Instructor Lesson Plan
Forthcoming will be a plan for instructors to incorporate this summary lesson into a class period of their course. Included with this plan will be discussion questions, student activities, and a comprehension quiz.
Sponsors and Editors
Leonhard Center, College of Engineering, Penn State
National Science Foundation, NSF EAGER Award 1752096
Michael Alley, Teaching Professor, College of Engineering, Penn State
Richelle Weiger, College of Engineering, Penn State
Casey Fenton, College of Engineering, Penn State
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