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 ====== Understanding the Technical World ====== ====== Understanding the Technical World ======
-===== Assignment: Essay =====+===== Assignment: Essay =====
  
 +**Theme:** //​Understanding the Technical World//
  
-Choose a recent (max 1 year old) news story in a popular national or international news source concerning novel technology. Your assignment is to read the news articleand write an Essay about it. Later during ​the semester you will give an analytical ​[[mm18_essay1|in-class presentation about your article]].+**Task:​** ​Choose a recent (max1 year old) news story in a popular national or international news source concerning novel technology. Your assignment is to read the news article and then write an essay about the selected topic (approximately 3 pages). Your essay must include ​an introduction,​ a body, and a conclusion and should use the [[http://​www2.ivcc.edu/​rambo/​eng1001/​format.htm|format defined by the Modern Language Association]]
 +The text should: 
 +  * Summarise the article, 
 +  * Evaluate the news story from technical, rhetorical and sociological points of view (Who is the target audience?). Please include the merit and shortcomings the story has and the… 
 +  * …Possible impact of the featured technology on society. 
 +  * You should close your essay with an outlook into the future, and with an ideation of new and non existing use-cases for this technology
  
-Essay and presentation should contain: +The essay must be submitted as PDF through NYU Classes course page named according to the following template: ​essay_YourFirstName_YourLastName.pdf and containing a Header with your complete Name, and Student numberThe essay is designed to teach students how to perform a conceptual outline of a project idea.
-  - summary of the article +
-  - evaluation of the news story from technical, rhetorical and sociological points of view. Please include the merit and shortcomings the story has and the possible impact the topic in the article have on society. You should close your essay with an outlook into the future: will the technology described help the world to become a better place? What will the technology lead us to? etc… +
-  - ideation of new use-cases for this certain technology => What else could be done with the tech? Anything you can think of? +
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-Attachment: text document (max of 1200 -1500 words) ​named according to the following template: ​essay1_YourFirstName_YourLastName.doc and containing a Header with your complete Name, and Student number +
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-The essay should have the format defined by the Modern Language Association described under the following link: http://​www2.ivcc.edu/​rambo/​eng1001/​format.htm+
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