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IEE 1020: Technical Communication

Resources to help students with the research assignments for IEE1020.

Your Problem Statement

Your research paper needs to describe an applied science problem and proposed solution(s) to that problem. You will probably start with either a general topic:


OR you may have a question:

How can nanotechnology be used in medicine?

Neither of these is sufficient to write your IEE1020 research paper. You need a PROBLEM and one or more SOLUTIONS. You need to state these in a problem statement.

For example:

This paper discusses how the effectiveness of cancer chemotherapy can be improved through the use of nanoparticle medicines.

For more help, see the handout below or talk to the engineering librarian.