Engineering law holloywood story

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE


ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS – PART 1
Due Beginning of Class


Purpose:

The purpose of this assignment is to create a story that persuades an audience to take an
action related a topic that is relevant to the course materials.
Storytelling is one key in effective communication, especially for engineers who frequently deal with
abstract concepts that are difficult to understand. This assignment tests your ability to follow a
prescribed method, communication ability, and persuasiveness.


Template Instructions:

Each student in the class will use the Hollywood story method as described in
Persuasive Communication and Presentation (found on connect/course content) to complete the
Hollywood story template (found on connect/Assignment). The template contains instructions in the
form of guiding questions on how to fill it out. For further examples, see the lecture and the example
template filled out for Steve Jobs’s iPhone presentation.


Topic Relevance:

You must choose a topic that is relevant to the course. The topic should be something
that was mentioned in a lecture, by a guest speaker, in the course syllabus, or relates to a main concept
of the course, namely: law as it affects engineers, professionalism or ethics. You have great flexibility in
choosing your topic. But, convincing your audience to buy your new amazing product, for example, is
not relevant.


Audience:

Your audience is the person or persons you wish to persuade to take your recommended
action. You will choose your audience according to your topic. There are no limits to who you choose as
your audience. It could be your peers, your professor, the Prime Minister, the general public of Canada,
etc.


Evaluation Criteria: This assignment is out of 10 (and represents 5% of your final grade) and is evaluated
as follows:


Did you choose a good topic?……………………………………………………………………………………………………….2
Is it relevant?
Did you follow the method?………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5


Criteria: Correctly identifying characters, setting, challenge, call to action, key Act II
points, etc.
Were you persuasive?………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3


Criteria: do your Act II points support moving from A to B? Does your story make the
audience want to take your recommended action?
Total…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………..…10


Due Date:

This assignment is due at the beginning of class on February 16 in paper copy with your name
and student number at the top of the Template. The template should be printed
on a single page single
sided
. No cover sheets or any other pages required.

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