Discussion 2: Parts, Pieces, & Properties
This task will
require you to have access to a common, mundane object and a ruler that
shows centimeters. Find either 1) Can Opener, 2) Lamp, 3) Telephone, or
4) Electric toothbrush. Once you’ve found the object you’d like to work
with, you need to complete the following three responses.
Locate the selected object in your home (if you picked “lamp,” then sit in front of a lamp to write the description).
Post a reply where you write a description of 100-150 words (fully
describe the item in front of you using precise, objective language).
Read through several of your classmates’ responses and jot down the descriptive terms they used.
Use some of their terms along with yours from your first response to
post a reply to yourself where you make a list of the subjective
(opinion) and objective (literal, factual) description words in the
thread. Use sub-headers or bullet point to organize your list.
Review the objective description words in your previous response.
Post a reply to yourself where you do the following:
Write out the classifications of the objective details based on the various parts of the item;
write out the arrangement of the objective details in a logical order
(like from top to bottom or from left to right, depending on the item)
and write a paragraph that answers the following 2 questions:
Who is the intended audience of this product description?
Will the intended audience understand the function of the product because of the description?
response is worth five (5) points for a total maximum score of 15
points. Full points are awarded for following the instructions and
including all of the required elements. Half points are awarded for not
fully addressing each prompt for each response. No points will be
awarded for missing/late response.