we will form groups based the topics you have chosen.
Later, as a group, you will explore and evaluate how effective that technological development appears to be. To do this, you will use Web resources and library research tools to locate data published in the past five years by experts in your particular field.
Technical Description / Process Analysis Hybrid Report
Technical Description is a verbal and visual representation of the physical characteristics of objects, devices, or mechanisms.
Technical Descriptions address the five senses and also address the static and dynamic qualities of the object, device, or mechanism.
Process Analysis is an explanation of how something was or is accomplished. There are two basic forms: Informative and Directive.
1. Informative Process Analysis: a chronological and/or historical account used to explain how a process was or is accomplished.
2. Directive Process Analysis: a written set of steps in a procedure to be performed by an operator. The form is a chronological numbered sequence (Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, etc.)
Hybrid Report Outline General Introduction to Hybrid Report:
o Definition of object, device, or mechanism – purpose and function.
o Audience – to whom you are writing (use concepts from audience analysis here)
o Overall Description of Physical Characteristics: shape, dimensions, weight, materials, texture, color, Finish, etc. o Theory – scientific principles pertinent to overall mechanism and/or individual parts.
o Pertinent Background Information (if any)
o Principle of Operation: a brief explanation of the overall process, which might include the qualifications of an
operator and when and where the operation or process is performed.
o Conditions: requirements, preparations, cautions, dangers, tools, materials, apparatus, supplies needed to
accomplish process (as needed).
o Technical Description of each individual parts (duplicate this section for each major part):
Definition – purpose and function of the individual part.
Part Description – Describe shape, dimensions, weight, materials, texture, color, finish, etc. of each
individual part (include graphics if necessary).
Theory – applicable scientific principles that help to explain function.
List of Subparts (if any) – include definition, theory, and description (within reason and as needed).
o Process Analysis (associated with each Individual part):
Explain how this part is attached to neighboring parts
Explain how this part interacts with neighboring parts
o A Technical Description Conclusion consists of a summary of the following: advantages, disadvantages, limitations, efficiency, reliability, practicality, cost, and availability of the object, device, or mechanism you described.
o A Process Analysis Conclusion consist of a summary analysis and evaluation of entire process, time and cost associated with the process, overall effectiveness of the process, and this process’s relationship to a larger process.
Oral Presentation Guidelines FOR POWERPOINT
￼Each student in the group must speak approximately four minutes. Create the PowerPoint slides you will present.
Include the required table and figure in the presentation.
The oral presentation is a summary of your professional proposal report: The presentation should reflect the structure of report.
However, do not copy paragraphs from the report to use in the
The presentation is an abbreviated version of the report.
It is customary to use bulleted lists to highlight main points.
The oral presentation slides should give enough information so that you can
use it as a pneumonic device, and
They should provide enough information so that the audience can
recognize it as an outline of concepts that you will discuss in detail. Ideally, there should be no reading from paper or cards.