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Technical report (Draft 1)

IntroductionFinding seats during lunch periods is always difficult due to the common schedule of consuming lunch at the same timing, even more so if a group of people are looking to seat with each other for their meal. Sometimes seats are taken up by those who have finished their food and are loitering around, or chatting away while occupying the seats that could be used by others.
In SIT@Dover, there are two canteens where students and staff commonly have their meals before their next lesson. However, the canteens are always packed during lunch break due to the increasing population of the student body in SIT. As a result, there are very few seats available during said periods. Some students might even opt to skip out on their lunch, which could lead to negative health effects. According to Hyatt (2017), skipping lunch can lead to individuals being distracted from their work and other effects such as “drowsiness, fuzziness, and fatigue”. As such, it is crucial for SIT to address the l…

Reader Response Draft 3

In the article “Duo turn plastic waste into a concrete idea,” Goy (2016) reports technology company, BlueRen aims to commercialise recycling of plastic waste into a concrete additive, which will in turn reduce the use of cement in making concrete. Unlike conventional methods of recycling, BlueRen uses a more environmental-friendly mineral as the catalyst and could produce a 10 percent output of carbon nanotubes from the plastic waste product in 2016. This in turn will reduce cement consumption by 30 percent. With BlueRen’s technological breakthrough, the long-incubated recycling process of the industry can finally be upscaled while ensuring that the previous level of cost and harmful environmental drawbacks is at minimal.The implementation of BlueRen technology in Singapore would improve recycling efforts and provide benefits of various aspects to the country.
Firstly, there is a need to address Singapore’s effort towards recycling plastic waste. Tan (2017) recalls that a 2013 study by…

Reader Response Draft 2

In the article “Duo turn plastic waste into a concrete idea,” Goy (2016) reports technology company, BlueRen aims to commercialise recycling of plastic waste into a concrete additive, which will in turn reduce the use of cement in making concrete. Unlike conventional methods of recycling, BlueRen uses a more environmental-friendly mineral as the catalyst and could produce a 10 percent output of carbon nanotubes from the plastic waste product in 2016. This in turn will reduce cement consumption by 30 percent. With BlueRen’s technological breakthrough, the long-incubated recycling process of the industry can finally be upscaled while ensuring that the previous level of cost and harmful environmental drawbacks is at minimal.With the implementation of BlueRen technology, recycling efforts in Singapore could not only improve, but also provide benefits of various aspects to the country.
Firstly, there is a need to address Singapore’s effort towards recycling plastic waste.  According to the …

Reader Response Draft 1

In the article “Duo turn plastic waste into a concrete idea,” Goy (2016) reports technology company, BlueRen aims to commercialise recycling of plastic waste into a concrete additive, which will in turn reduce the use of cement in making concrete. Unlike conventional methods of recycling, BlueRen uses a more environmental-friendly mineral as the catalyst and could produce a 10 percent output of carbon nanotubes from the plastic waste product in 2016. This in turn will reduce cement consumption by 30 percent. With BlueRen’s technological breakthrough, the long-incubated recycling process of the industry can finally be upscaled while ensuring that the previous level of cost and harmful environmental drawbacks is at minimal.With the implementation of BlueRen technology, recycling efforts in Singapore could not only improve, but also provide benefits of various aspects to the country.
Firstly, there is a need to address Singapore’s effort towards recycling plastic waste.  According to the …

Summary Draft 1

In an article “Duo turn plastic waste into a concrete idea,” Goy (2016) reports technology company, BlueRen aims to commercialise recycling of plastic waste into a concrete additive, which will in turn reduce the use of cement in making concrete. Unlike conventional methods of recycling, BlueRen uses a more environmental-friendly mineral as the catalyst and could produce a 10 percent output of carbon nanotubes from the plastic waste product in 2016. This in turn will reduce cement consumption by 30 percent. With BlueRen’s technological breakthrough, the long-incubated recycling process of the industry can finally be upscaled while ensuring that the previous level of cost and harmful environmental drawbacks is at minimal. Recycling and reusing of waste products in making concrete will benefit consumers when purchasing HDB flats in Singapore in terms reducing carbon footprint and possibly reduced prices.

An introductory letter via email

Dear Professor Blackstone,

I am Toh Shu Han, and I am a student from your Effective Communication class. I would like to formally introduce myself to you and hopefully learn more about you throughout the course. I graduated from Singapore Polytechnic in 2015 with a diploma in engineering with business. After graduating, I decided to further my studies in the Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Building Services) programme offered by SIT. Outside of school, I used to teach abacus classes for children before I was enlisted for my national service.

To me, communicating skills is an important skill to constantly develop. It is used in school, in work, and even conversing with our friends and family. The ability to express oneself concisely is crucial, especially during formal presentations and technical reports.

During my national service, I was given the opportunity to become a representative for my unit as a "welfare IC". This required me to attend meetings on a monthly ba…