January 9, 2012 Welcome to ENG 1450

October 1, 2014
Welcome to ENG 1450
Writing and Reading for Problem Solving
***Please keep homework & report at your desk.***
Tonight’s agenda
Brief presentations – Katelyn, Ryan M.
Writing strategies – controlling voice
Return & review quiz #1
Quiz #2 study guide
K.T. situation appraisal
Break (10 min.)
K.T. problem analysis
Fishbone diagrams
Reading strategies – critical viewing (8-8:40)
Homework, report
Brief presentations
• Katelyn, Ryan M.
Writing strategies – controlling voice
• What is voice?
• What is point of view?
• What are the different types of point of
– First person (“I, we”)
– Second person (“you”)
– Third person (“he, she, they, it”)
• What does informal writing look like?
• What does formal writing look like?
Writing strategies – controlling voice
• What does present tense look like?
• Past tense?
• Future tense?
Why are talking about this?
• By requiring ourselves to think about the
features of our writing (point of view,
tense, formality), we are thinking about our
own mental processes.
• When we think about how we do
something, we understand it better.
• If we understand how we write, we will
grow accustomed to writing more
Writing strategies – controlling voice
• In-class essay #2
– Write a three-paragraph essay that introduces
you to your team.
• Paragraph 1 = Write informally in the first person.
Use the future tense.
• Paragraph 2 = Write informally in the second
person. Use the present tense.
• Paragraph 3 – Write formally in the third person.
Use the past tense.
Review quiz #1
Quiz #2 study guide
• You should have a good understanding of
the terms, ideas, and concepts from the
following reading assignments:
– ch. 6
– ch. 8, p. 188-94
– ch. 5, p. 103-11;
– ch. 7, 157-59
K.T. situation appraisal
• Terms
– Problem
– Timing
– Trend
– Impact
– Next process
• Problem analysis
• Decision analysis
• Potential problem analysis
K.T. situation appraisal
• p. 215-17, ex. 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
• See you in 10 minutes …
Fishbone diagrams
• Work in teams of 3-4 people.
• Think of a problem—so long as it fits within our
working definition of problem.
• Brainstorm all the potential solutions to the
problem. Simply list all of your group’s ideas.
• Then, using your brainstormed ideas, create a
fishbone diagram.
• Key idea: How can you organize your ideas into
separate categories?
Homework, report
• There is no homework or report this week.
Reading strategies – critical viewing
• Watch “The Surplus,” an episode from the
fifth season of The Office.
• As you watch the episode, take notes on
everything you see that is related to our
course’s content.
• Be prepared to share.
Reading strategies – critical viewing
• Some questions to get your mind working
in the right direction:
– What is the problem?
– What are the conflicts among the
– What complications arise?
– Who makes the final decision?
– What factors contribute to the final decision?