For this assignment, you are to evaluate two professional ICT documents. Each evaluation should be a small essay, which includes an introduction, a summary, a critique, and a conclusion. Each evaluation should be 500 to 600 words. The articles are: • Article 1: Queensland Police Service 2014, Disaster Management and Social Media – a case study, viewed 10 January 2017, https://www.police.qld.gov.au/corporatedocs/reportsPublicatio ns/other/Social-Media.htm • Article 2: Radermacher, A, Walia, G & Knudson, D 2014, ‘Investigating the skill gap between graduating students and industry expectations’, ICSE Companion 2014 Companion Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering, pp. 291-300. Introduction In the introduction, identify the thesis, or aim of the article. Also, provide an overview of your critique. In other words, is your critique mostly positive, negative or a mix of both? Summary Use the SQ3R method to summarise the article: • Survey/scan the article and identify the main topics from the headings and the first sentence of each paragraph • Use listed aims, goals or objectives to ask yourself what am I about the learn? • Read actively, e.g., by reading aloud • After each paragraph, look away and repeat the key aspects; and • After you have read a section, paraphrase the section using reporting verbs, e.g., Lee argues that… Critique To critique the article, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the article. For example, you could address some of the most important areas of the following: • Evaluate the significance of the article, e.g., what is the author’s aim and is this aim achieved? • Evaluate the arguments and the evidence used (UNSW, 2014): o Is there a clear problem, statement or hypothesis? o What claims are made? COIT11239 Professional Communication Skills for ICT 2 o Is the argument consistent? o What kinds of evidence does the text rely on? o How effective is the evidence in supporting the argument? o What conclusions are drawn? Are these conclusions justified? • Evaluate the style of the article: o Audience/Context o Does the writing style suit the intended audience? (e.g., expert/non-expert, academic/non-academic) o What is the organising principle of the text? Could it be better organised? For each critique, you should find and provide Harvard citations for one to three additional articles that either supports or refutes the central theme of the article. You do not need to evaluate mechanics such as grammar or spelling errors. Conclusion In each conclusion, you should summarise your evaluation of the article and rephrase your critique as recommendations for improving the article. View Less >>
Introduction The research was conducted in order to identify the gap between industry expectations and the skills that the recent engineering graduates possess. The research was conducted to be referred by the educators for improving their curriculum and to attempt to reduce the gap between the skills that students possess and those the industry requires. The findings of the research were well described and supported by valid arguments in most of the cases. Get solution

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