Student will read three professional magazine or academic journal articles dealing with some aspect of Quality and write a 1 to 2 page review of each article.
Normally, the articles you select should not be more than 10 years old. However, classic articles in the field or articles referenced in the textbook (see chapter endnotes) are also permitted, no matter how old.
The reviews are to be typed in Times New Roman 12-point font, single-spaced with a blank line between paragraphs, 1.25-inch left and right margins, and 1-inch top and bottom margins.
Use the article titles and the journal names as the titles of your reviews. Attach a copy of the first page of the article at the end of each review. Do not staple the three reviews together.
The reviews are due in class (as “hard copy”) on Wednesday, November 18th.
The reviews should clearly and concisely explain the importance of the article’s results in ordinary language. You may express an opinion about the article, but this is not required.
The reviews will be graded on the following criteria:
CONTENT (what you wrote), 12 points,
ORGANIZATION (how you structured what you wrote), 9 points, and
MECHANICS (grammar, spelling, and punctuation), 9points.
Some journals available in the library include:
Quality Progress (highly recommended)
Quality Engineering Quality Assurance Quality & Reliability Engineering International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management
In addition, there are several journals that address specific industries, such as health care, education, and manufacturing.
You should use professional magazines or academic journals, but if there is an exceptional newspaper article on quality, that will be acceptable. However, only one newspaper article will be permitted.
I plan to do a short demonstration in class on how to find articles online at the Library.
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