1. Read the audiotranscript
with a partner or change some of the information to adapt it to
Outline the first part of your work or research proposal by describing
the project background. View the accompanying two Power Point
presentations on details of how to write this assignment.
3. Write four questions
beginning with “Why” when recommending someone for advanced
study, and then answer them. The question does not have to come
directly from the listening exercise.
Example: Why do users spend excessive time in trying to express
equations that include more than ten mathematical symbols?
Answer: Because conventional editors, using plain text as the
user interface, cause difficulty in editing complex mathematical
Example: Why have you decided to address the increasing number
of distance learning courses on the Internet?
Answer: Because such courses lack feasible strategies to assess