Technical Communication Resources for ECE 2031

Additional information will be added here as semester-specific assignments are released.


ECE 2031, Digital Design Laboratory, is the first of several writing intensive courses within the curriculum. Through a semester-long series of lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises, students are called upon to understand the design and implementation of digital systems, CAD tools, project design methodologies, logic synthesis, and assembly language programming.

The class is co-taught by Dr. Tom Collins (technical component) and Kevin Johnson (writing component) who collaborate to create innovative, discipline-appropriate writing assignments. Lab summaries, formal lab reports, design proposals, team design reports, and industry-style email reports are among the types of writing assignments required in the course. Several out-of-class writing workshops are offered throughout the semester to students who are interested in small group instruction.

Lab reports

Lab Report Evaluation Sheet
Attach this after the check-off sheet and before the results.

Lab Report Grading Rubric and Examples
Description of how lab reports are graded, with examples of good and bad results.

Lab Report Content Requirements
What to include in each week's report.

Example of lab report
This shows the order that the check-off sheet, evaluation sheet, and lab results should be in, as well as provides an example of what lab reports look like.

Project Logbook

Contains the description of the logbook, and templates for each type of logbook entry.

Project Proposal Presentation

Proposal Assignment Sheet
Describes the presentation requirements.

Proposal Slides
These slides, presented in lecture, describe the general content of proposals and tips for effective presentations.

Presentation Evaluation Sheet
You do not need to bring this to the presentation. We will have them. Just bring your printed slides.

Example Storyboard
This shows an example breakdown of what a presentation of this length might look like.

Project Summary

Project Summary Assignment Sheet
Describes the presentation requirements.

Project Summary Slides
Lecture slides covering the project summary.

Evaluation Sheet
Attach this to the front of your document.

This contains the style of the document (font size, margins, etc.).

General information

Main UPCP site

This site hosts information about the UPCP, including other classes, the writing studio hours, and GTA office hours.

GTA lab slides

This is the presentation given by GTAs in the first week of lab.

Intro to Communication Slides

This is the presentation given in the third week of lecture.