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Critical Reflection for Oral Presentation

I feel that the idea of having an Oral presentation for the module effective communication is good as it challenges us guys to think and present our ideas in a fluent manner. It also allowed me and my group mates to bond as we have to meet up to practice for the presentation. I learned a lot from my group mates in these meetups.

A few days before the actual oral presentation, my team and I meet up a couple of times before the presentation day. Initially, I struggled with conveying my ideas as well as presenting them as it's been roughly two years since I gave a presentation. However, I did try to speak to myself at home, and eventually, I felt more confident in myself.What I could have done better would be to present more confidently and lower my voice as I feel like I am shouting in a small room. This can be seen in a classmate's feedback form.

In my mock presentation, Professor Blackstone gave me some feedback and state that I should not use any ‘Singlish' in my presenta…

Technical Report - Background Information/Purpose Statement/Problem Statement. (Draft 1)

1 Introduction

With the rising concern of increasing energy consumption,  the Energy Market Authority is tackling by reviewing new ideas and solutions. Currently, enormous electrical energy is consumed by streetlights which are controlled by the means of the time of the day. One of the challenges face is due to the inadequate lighting control and poor power efficiency by streetlights which involves a great amount of energy wastage and plays a part in electricity costs.

With the development of urbanization, the usage of streetlamps increases rapidly in due to high traffic and human population density. On the other hand, these streetlights must be adequately illuminated to provide sufficient visibility for the safety of pedestrians and vehicles. However, these streetlamps are illuminated constantly for 12 hours from a timing of 7pm to 7am. This, in turn, requires a huge amount of electrical power to light them up. According to the article,” Singapore Energy Statistics,” (2015) there is an…

Reader Response Draft 3.

In the article “Use Of Cladding In Buildings Here Have Grown In Recent Times” (Mokhtar, 2017),  the use of cladding to increase the sustainability of buildings has increased over the years. The article refers to the use of ‘cladding’ as a cover for buildings to prevent sunlight from reaching the exterior walls. It also elaborates on its benefits which include the improvement of energy efficiency of the building and protection from noise and rain.


However, the use of cladding has been under scrutiny, as reports show that they may be a cause of deadly fires. In the article  “36 buildings may have combustible cladding that doesn’t meet safety standards; police investigating” by Loh (2017), a recent incident at 30 Toh Guan Road involving cladding, causes a 54-year-old woman to lose her life in a deadly fire. According to another article “Cladding for 36 buildings may pose fire risk” (Mokhtar, 2017), investigations carried out on the building found that the composite panels used did not mee…

Reader Response Draft 2

In the article “Use Of Cladding In Buildings Here Have Grown In Recent Times” by (Mokhtar, 2017),  the use of cladding to make buildings more sustainable has increased over the years. The term 'cladding' refers to a cover for buildings as they prevent the sun from shining on the exterior walls.The benefits of this are it can help improve the energy efficiency of the building as the air-conditioning unit do not need to work as hard. Additionally, claddings are also used for noise and rain protection.

However, the use of cladding has been under scrutiny, as reports show that they may be a factor of deadly fires. As mentioned in the article “36 buildings may have combustible cladding that doesn’t meet safety standards; police investigating” by (Loh,2017) a recent incident at 30 Toh Guan Road involving cladding, causes a 54-year-old woman to lose her life in a deadly fire. According to another article “ Cladding for 36 buildings may pose fire risk,” (Mokhtar,2017), investigations …

Reader Response Draft 1

In the article “Use Of Cladding In Buildings Here Have Grown In Recent Times”,  Faris Mokhtar (2017),  the use of cladding to make buildings more sustainable has increased over the years. Claddings are used as a cover for buildings as they prevent the sun from shining on the exterior walls of the building.  Claddings are also used for noise and rain protection.
However, the use of cladding has been under scrutiny as reports show that they may be a factor in a deadly fire in the United Kingdom. On 14 June 2017, a deadly fire occurred in Kensington and 30 people lost their lives in the fire. The reason was that the fire was able to spread quickly and upwards through the ventilation gaps between the cladding and the building wall.
Similarly, in Singapore, a 54-year-old woman was killed in a fire after it broke out at an industrial building. According to another article “ Cladding for 36 buildings may pose fire risk,” Faris Mokhtar (2017), investigations found that the panels used did not m…