Engineering Communication ME304

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Effective communication is essential to teamwork, and teamwork is essential to accomplishing complex engineering work. In this course, you will learn several aspects of effective technical communication that will help prepare you to work successfully on an engineering team. The strategies and techniques learned here are also applicable to other situationsfor example, preparing a rsum and cover letter, conducting a successful job interview, negotiating to make a major purchase or sale, and navigating through legal situations that you might encounter.

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Engineering Communication ME304
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32 Pages
2014
English US
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Sample Questions from the Engineering Communication ME304 Quiz

Question: Which of the following sentences contains a comma splice?

Choices:

The thermocouple appeared to work correctly, the measurements were incorrect.

Although the thermocouple appeared to work correctly, the measurements were incorrect.

The thermocouple appeared to work correctly, but the measurements were incorrect.

The thermocouple appeared to work correctly; the measurements were incorrect.

Question: Which of the following statements is grammatically correct?

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The thermocouple, that we used, was brand new.

The thermocouple which we used was brand new.

The thermocouple that we used was brand new.

The thermocouple who we used was brand new.

Question: Choose the best answer. Identify the answer that makes use of local laboratory jargon.

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The centrifugal pump is subject to cavitation.

Cavitation may cause pitting on the impeller.

The impeller may then fail prematurely.

This process can also occur on a boat propeller.

The pump in laboratory seven failed last year by boat propelling.

Question: Which of the following statements is grammatically correct?

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It is interesting that the thermocouple was faulty, because they're normally very reliable.

It is interesting that the thermocouple was faulty, because their normally very reliable.

It is interesting that the thermocouple was faulty, because there normally very reliable.

It is interesting that the thermocouple was faulty, since there normally very reliable.

Question: Which of the following sentences is written in the passive voice?

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Although the thermocouple worked, the measurements were wrong.

We reported the measurements in error.

Incorrect values were measured.

Who made the incorrect measurements?

Question: In which section of a laboratory report would you provide a concise (about 200 words) description of the objectives and results of the work?

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Abstract

Introduction

Conclusions

Procedures

Results and Discussion

Question: In which section of a laboratory report would you include details about a calibration curve obtained for a rotameter used in the laboratory?

Choices:

Introduction

Conclusion

Sbstract

Procedures

Results and Discussion

Question: In which section of a laboratory report would you make final recommendations to other groups which might attempt to repeat your work?

Choices:

Abstract

Introduction

Concllusions

Procedures

Results and Discussion

Question: Choose the best answer. Identify the answer with the correct diction (word usage).

Choices:

I do not think that this infers that I broke the thermocouple.

The performance infers that you broke the thermocouple.

Are you implying that I am careless with the thermocouples?

The evidence would lead the careful observer to imply that you are careless with the thermocouples.

Question: Which of the following can be considered plagiarism? I. Copying text verbatim from another source without attribution II. Paraphrasing text from another source without attribution III. Copying one or more phrases or sentences from another source without attribution IV. Quoting from a source with attribution

Choices:

I only

I and II only

I, II, and III only

I, II, III, and IV

II and IV only

Question: Choose the best answer. A paragraph might be defined by which of the following? I. An approximate number of words or sentences II. An approximate fraction of a page III. A group of sentences addressing a topic from a similar perspective

Choices:

I only

I and II onlly

I and III only

III only

I, II, and III

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Source:  Dr. Steve Gibbs. Engineering Communication. The Saylor Academy 2014, http://www.saylor.org/courses/me304/
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